BSR Digital Collections

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Last updated: 8/13/21

The British School at Rome Digital Collections platform brings together materials housed in the Library and Archive repositories. The platform launched with over 9,000 digital objects and will be expanded. 

The Library & Archive Special Collections include a broad range of materials acquired by the BSR since its foundation and they occupy ca. 91 linear meters of shelves. These collections comprise rare bound and unbound books, manuscripts and unique archival resources relating to the activities of Institutions or individuals associated with the BSR as well as papers, publications, hand-written notes, photographs, prints, drawings and notebooks. Items currently available in the BSR Digital Collections comprise, prints, drawings, and maps.

The BSR Photographic Archive [1855 ca. - present] includes over 100,000 items. A broad range of subjects is covered and make these collections of invaluable importance for research in the humanities, art history, architecture, visual studies and many other related disciplines. Topics concerned are Italian and North African archaeology and topography, ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, in particular sculpture, and European medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. Collections of images relating to BSR events and activities, and the work of BSR Fine Art Fellows, have also been accurately preserved.

All low resolution images on the BSR Digital Collections platform may be downloaded and freely used for educational and scholarly purposes.

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