Harvard University inherited the Villa I Tatti and its grounds in the hills outside Florence from the art historian Bernard Berenson, together with his collection of books, photographs, and works of art. Today, it is a comprehensive research institute, providing scholars from around the world the opportunity to conduct research and exchange ideas on the history, society, and culture of Renaissance Italy. Villa i Tatti is home to the Berenson Library, which contains nearly 175,000 volumes and subscriptions to over 600 scholarly journals dealing with all aspects of the Italian Renaissance, as well as a photograph collection of over 250,000 prints and the Morrill Music Library, considered one of the finest in the world for medieval and Renaissance music.
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