G.B. Piranesi, 1762

Digital collections

Thousands of photographs, maps and rare prints from the BSR collections are available on-line

All low resolution images may be freely used for educational and scholarly purposes

BSR Library & Archive Digital Collections website

This contains over 28,000 zoomable images

The BSR digital collections website was created to present not only photographs but also other types of visual resources from the Library and Archive collections

The collections currently available are:

  • John-Henry Parker photographic collection (1864–77)
  • Peter Paul Mackey photographic collection (1890–1910)
  • Thomas Ashby photographic collection (1890–c. 1925): Thomas Ashby: Archaeology, topography, architecture, monuments, local festivals, costumes and landscape in Italy. Archaeological sites and his own excavations in North Africa, Greece, Malta, Wales, etc. Family annual trips to England, Australia, Ceylon, BSR events, BSR building, fellows of the School
  • Dora and Agnes Bulwer photographic collection (1890–c.1930?): Views of Italy, France, Greece and personal travel albums
  • Robert Gardner photographic collection (1913–14): Robert Gardner: photographs of the via Appia and the via Traiana, particularly the stretch from Benevento to Brindisi
  • John Bryan Ward-Perkins photographic collection (1946–74), South-Etruria / Libya / War Damage series
  • Prints (XVI–XIX cent.): Thomas Ashby, Miscellanea collection. James Hakewill
  • Maps (XVII–XIX cent.): Library collection
  • Drawings (1810–30): James Hakewill

Click here to explore our digital collections 

Pirro Ligorio, 1820-1830

James Hakewill, April 1817