In 2007, The Getty Foundation awarded the BSR Archive a grant to fund the arrangement and description of part of the J.B. Ward-Perkins photographic collection and the creation of this website which was launched in November 2009.
It will include all BSR Library and Archive digital collections, not only Photographs but also other resources: Maps, Prints, Documents, Postcards, Drawings, Paintings and Manuscripts. As funding becomes available collections are digitized, catalogued and added to the website.
The different phases of the project are listed below (click on headings for more information):
- METADATA STANDARDS FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS AND WEBSITE
Photographic prints and negatives from unique historic collections, including calotypes, glass and film negatives, slides and lantern slides
Historic and modern maps of Rome and Italy, printed or engraved
Loose and bound miscellaneous prints of varying techniques including engraving, etching, lithograph and woodcut
Correspondence, reports and documents relating to the history and activities of the British School at Rome
Hand-written documents including travel notebooks and archaeological notes taken in the field, often illustrated, essays and other texts
Miscellaneous watercolours and works of art on paper
Bound sketch books and miscellaneous loose pencil drawings
Historic collections of miscellaneous commercial postcards