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Florentine Cathedral - the Archives

The textual archive + photographic documentation (prototype)

A prototype combining the photographic documentation of the original sources with their textual representation is available on the Internet. Since most of the original archival material was damaged by the 1966 flood, the digital reproductions comprised in this prototype are of very heterogenous nature: in some cases microfilm made prior to the flood has been digitalized; in others, where no previous documentation existed, new digital photography executed with low-intensity ultraviolet light has made it possible to reproduce legible images of the faded texts; in addition, a number of high resolution color images have recently been taken and integrated into the prototype in order to explore the feasibility of a photographic campaign with the aim to produce digital reproductions of the complete archive.
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