The Isabella Stewart Gardner Collection allows visitors to search and browse through the majority of the objects on display at the museum in digital format. The collection includes sculpture, furniture and textiles, garments, ceramics, silver and other household artifacts. Items in the collection come from a wide variety of eras: the museum contains artifacts ranging from twenty-first century BCE to modern-day. It's possible to browse by artist, room, century, country, or category; however, some objects (particularly books) do not have digital images. Bibliographic descriptions of books are available. After leaving the collection area on the museum website, one finds an assortment of videos and textual information that provides the history of the museum, a biography of Mrs. Gardner, and under the title of "New Meets Old," the story of the Renzo Piano, which was a new wing added in 2012 to the Venetian-style palazzo that has housed the museum since 1902.
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