Robert Randolf Coleman elected to the Accademia della Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan
Robert R. Coleman, Professor Emeritus of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History, Department of Art, Art History and Design; and Fellow of the Medieval and Nanovic Institutes, University of Notre Dame, was admitted as academicus to the Classe di Studi Borromaici (Department of Borromean Studies) of the Academy of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, on November 22, 2017. Coleman received this honor in recognition of his extensive research on Italian old master drawings and his role as author and project director of the Inventory-Catalog of the Drawings in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, a website inventory with scanned images. The Ambrosiana Drawings Project, which Coleman developed and has maintained since 1982, is housed in the University's Medieval Institute, which has a photographic archive of drawings and manuscripts in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. In addition to his other scholarly publications, Coleman authored The Ambrosiana Albums of Giambettino Cignaroli (1706-1770): A Critical Catalogue (2011), a monograph which offers an analysis and evaluation of 395 drawings and prints by an important eighteenth-century painter working in Verona.