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Tuesday, April 21 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Digital Cicognara Library Project Open Forum

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The Digital Cicognara Library is an international initiative to recreate in digital form the remarkable private book collection of Count Leopoldo Cicognara (1767–1834). Assembled in the Romantic era, Cicognara’s collection of some five thousand early imprints comprises the foundational literature of art and archaeology. The "Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità" (1821), Cicognara’s two-volume inventory of the library, remains an essential tool for scholars and bibliophiles. In 1824, Cicognara sold his book collection to the Vatican Library.

The project's web site is hosted by Princeton University and features the full text of the "Catalogo ragionato" combined with black-and-white scans of the original volumes in the Vatican and modern bibliographic descriptions. When complete, the site will provide links to one or more high-resolution, color facsimiles of matching copies from partner libraries. and corresponding bibliographic information. Thanks to generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and partner institutions, the Digital Cicognara Library will be an open-access resource.

This session will provide attendees with an update on the project's progress and future plans for development.


Holly Hatheway

Head Librarian; Project Director, Digital Cicognara Library, Princeton University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

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