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The “Bicknell's Legacy” consists of an invaluable collection of up to 16.000 drawings and reliefs made by Clarence Bicknell. Bicknell's legacy also includes nine notebooks, filled with notes in Victorian English, mostly unpublished.

Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) was a man of letters, an artist, author, traveller, botanist, archaeologist, pastor, humanist and Esperantist. The legacy is the outcome of his work as an archaeologist carried out between 1898 and 1910 in his campaigns on Mt. Bego (France). The drawings, reliefs and notebooks are properties of the Università degli Studi di Genova (Italia), and are stored at the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vita, DISTAV, Genova

The digitalization of Bicknell's drawings and reliefs was carried out by Nicoletta Bianchi and Antonella Traverso and their preservation in the rooms of the Università di Genova has been guaranteed, even in some extreme situations, by Giuliano Fierro and, later on, by Maria Cristina Bonci.

The publication on the web is one of the results of the IndianaMAS research project, aimed at providing a framework for the digital protection and conservation of rock art natural and cultural heritage sites, by storing, organizing and presenting information about them in such a way to encourage scientific research and to raise the interest and sensibility towards them from the common people.

Click here to access Bicknell's drawings and reliefs


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The publication of the Bicknell's legacy on the web was made possible by:
Università degli Studi di Genova (Italia)
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vita, DISTAV, Genova
IndianaMAS research project