Fondazione Federico Zeri

"In a will dated 29th September 1998, Federico Zeri bequeathed to the University of Bologna his house in Mentana, the estate of 10 hectares, 3 farmhouses, the collection of Roman epigraphs, the art library (some 85,000 works including art books, auction catalogues and periodicals) and the photograph library (some 290,000 photographs). [...] "

This art history Foundation project in Bologna - Federico Zeri Foundation- is now a "centre for advanced research into humanistic studies, specialising in the History of Art, and at the same time a centre for the promotion of culture .." connected with international institutions like The Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at the Villa I Tatti outside Florence, the London Courtauld Institute, the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris.

"The Foundation’s first task however is to ensure that the collections it has been left are made accessible to the public. Work has been in progress since 2002 on cataloguing the Zeri photograph archive, digitizing it and putting it on-line." Now more then 140.000 art photographs in black & white are digitized and freely accessible in the Zeri Foundation web site but also through the European cultural portal Europeana.

Online Consultation: the online digital catalog allows in depth instant search on all artwork and photographs found in the database. Three levels of search are provided: simple, free and  advanced applicable to the work cards and/or to the photo cards.
The images are displayed in jpg low resolution (640x480 pixels) to be used solely for the purpose of study and research

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Friday, 28 February 2014 - 5:44pm
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