Starting in 2021 and continuing into 2022, the Census database is being enriched with thousands of new photographs.
This major campaign will significantly improve both antique and Renaissance visual resources of the database. The Census was able to purchase images and commission new photography of works such as the Holkham Album in Holkham Hall (a detail of which is shown here), of the antiquities in the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, and of the ‘Codex Fossombrone’ in the Biblioteca Civica Passionei in Fossombrone. A renewal of photographs of works of art in the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the British Museum in London and the Museo Archaeologico Nazionale in Naples is underway.
A list of the photographic resources that have been uploaded in the database can be found on the research page of the Census website, and will be continuously updated.
The Census is extremely grateful to the libraries, museums and archives that cooperated in providing new photographs, especially during the challenging circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Image: Holkham Hall Ms. 701, fol. 34v (detail), reproduced with the kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate