Welcome to Vizcaya’s online digital collections!
We are happy to present our digital collections online for everyone to access freely and openly. Here you will find details about the individual aspects that together make Vizcaya the special place that it is. Our efforts to provide digital surrogates of our collections items is a long-term and ongoing process. Over time, we will continue to add to this page, to increase access to the museum’s holdings.
This resource has been made available in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this web resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Industrialist James Deering collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 3600 paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, silver, ceramics from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, and 19th-century France.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to information about the planning, construction, and furnishing of Vizcaya’s Main House, Gardens, and Village. Our holdings include over 3,000 historic architectural drawings, 3,000 historic photographs, and 24,000 pieces of correspondence.
Finding aids are tools that contain detailed and specific information about an archival collection. They are a way for a researcher to determine which collections will provide them with information to further their research. For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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