Pietro Edwards (1744–1821), Inspector-General of the Venetian public collections from 1778 to 1819, compiled inventories of pictures existing in private collections in Venice at that time. At the Information Technology Lab for Art History Research (LIDA) University of Udine, Italy, Professor Donata Levi (manager) and Professor Linda Borean (coordinator) are working on a project that will provide access to this material in digital form. These inventories comprise a unique body of documents that allows the researcher access to a virtual reconstruction of an artistic patrimony now dispersed.

The Edwards Inventories are accessible online at the following link: http://edvara.uniud.it/lida.

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