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of the antique works of art actually known to Renaissance artists and humanists.
d. Simultaneously the work on the file and the preparation of the hand list ought to lead to further studies in the field. Monographs might be initiated to cover individual problems. Eventually all these studies may lead further towards research on yet unpublished material on the relation of Renaissance and antiquity: work for example on the yet unpublished manuscripts, espcially in Italian collections, on the numerous unpublished sketch books, on unpublished writings, such as those of Ciriaco d’Ancona, and on the Epistolaria of the great humanists.
6. Staff and Funds. The work would, of course, be supervised and directed by experienced scholars, but it should be undertaken by younger scholars, who would thus receive training in the field. Only very few of these younger scholars would have to give their full time to the project. At present the following staff would appear sufficient.
a. Some younger scholars, two to four, distributed between London and New York to go through pictorial and literary sources. Annual fellowships to be continued for three or four years for the same, or for changing fellows should be sufficient to start and finish the basic researrch. The fellowships should enable the holders to go for some months annually from the United States to England and vice versa to round out their training. They should also provide for occasional trips to Italy in order to go through material available only on the spot.
b. Assistants for filing and typing and other similar work, on a art time basis, could probably be provided by the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Fine Arts respectively.
c. Voluntary collaborators would be found among scholars working in the field and willing to incorporate their occasional findings in the file; and among students who might take on, as M.A. or Ph.D. theses, specific problems growing from and benefiting the project.
d. The funds needed at present would be limited to:
i) some fellowships as described above.
ii) part time assistants (see above).
iii) running expenses for photographs, and minor matters.
iv) expenses for publications. These latter could probably be carried by the Warburg Institute.