New Photo­gra­phic Campaign

12. January 2021

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

Photos added, 2021–22