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The Kress Collection Digital Archive documents the history and development of the Kress Collection of nearly 3,500 works of European art. Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and initiated by the Gallery Archives, the project digitally reunites the collection amassed by Samuel H. Kress and his foundation, and then donated to nearly 100 art and educational institutions throughout the United States. Data and digitized archival materials illustrate the history, acquisition, condition and care, and distribution of the works of art over many decades. Containing more than 10,000 historical and conservation documents and images from the holdings of the Gallery Archives, the National Gallery of Art painting conservation department, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Archive, the resource emphasizes the relationships that exist between the objects, the people and institutions, and their histories.