A treasure trove of over three million private letters and documents in the Medici Granducal Archive have been silent for centuries. The goal of the Medici Archive Project is to create worldwide access to the historical data in the Archive by way of a fully searchable online database.
Documentary Sources for the Arts and Humanities in the Medici Granducal Archive, 1537-1743 currently describes 200 volumes of documents. For a limited time, the database is open to the general public and thereafter, by subscription.
Currently, there are document records for approximately 10,000 letters, and biographical records for approximately 11,000 people.
The information on this page is based on information available on the Project web site on November 11, 2009.