By making its art collection available on its website the Bank of Italy offers the general public the opportunity to view and admire the most important works in its possession. The precious and varied collection has been built up over time through numerous purchases and today it covers a vast time span and many geographical areas, from ancient Asia to 20th century Italy, from Roman sculpture to Flemish tapestries.
The collection was originally intended to furnish the reception areas and directors’ offices and is not displayed as if it were in a museum. Instead, the pieces are to be found in the many buildings that house the Bank’s offices, both in Rome and in other towns throughout Italy. As a collection it is difficult to access and enjoy as a whole.
Through its website the Bank of Italy, constantly attentive to the wishes of the public, has used technology to offer anyone with the means and the interest to log on and access its art collection.