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Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 Milan
Italy

HOURS

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00
Closed on Wednesday
Until July 14, 2022, open on Thursday 10.00-22.00

Closed on: December 25, January 1, Easter Day
Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA

BIBLIOTECA OPENING HOURS
Admission only with reservation. Please write to:
prenotazione.salalettura@ambrosiana.it

Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00

Closing days:
• Italian public holidays.
• December 7, the feast of S. Ambrogio, patron saint of the city of Milan.
• from Thursday April 14 to April 25 2022 included.
• Friday June 3, 2022.
• from Monday, July 25, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 inclusive.
• Monday October 31, 2022
• Friday December 9, 2022
• other days established by the specific calendar.


Notice to Thesis supervisors, PhD students and researchers:

We invite Thesis supervisors, Ph.D. and Specialization Schools Lecturers to contact the Library Director (e-mail: direzione.biblioteca@ambrosiana.it), before assigning or taking on researches that require the consultation of materials included in this list (see Rules, Art. 4, § 3 >>>).
This precaution is necessary because of the state of some materials, which does not allow consultation.

For information concerning the materials that can be consulted, see this page.

TICKETS

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PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA
Prices and reductions
• Full price: € 15.00
• Reduced 1*: € 10.00 Under 18; Over 65; COOP Lombardia members; holders of card ChiarA2A; university students; MILANOCARD holders; ISIC card holders
• Reduced 2*: € 13.00 Touring Club Members; FAI Members; visitors with a full Duomo Pass or full Duomo Fast-track, by showing the ticket, ABBONAMENTO MUSEI Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta holders, Società del Quartetto card holders | Riparti con COIN card holders (€ 7.00 over65)

CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO
• Full: € 8,00
• Reduced: € 6,00* Under 18; Over 65; COOP Lombardia members; holders of card ChiarA2A; university students; MILANOCARD holders; ISIC card holders Touring Club Members; FAI Members; visitors with a full Duomo Pass or full Duomo Fast-track, by showing the ticket, ABBONAMENTO MUSEI Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta holders, ABBONAMENTO MUSEI Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta holders

AMBROSIANA + CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO
• Full: € 20,00
• Reduced: € 15,00* Under 18; Over 65; COOP Lombardia members; holders of card ChiarA2A; university students; MILANOCARD holders; ISIC card holders Touring Club Members; FAI Members; visitors with a full Duomo Pass or full Duomo Fast-track, by showing the ticket, ABBONAMENTO MUSEI Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta holders, Società del Quartetto card holders

In case of reservation an advance sale fee of € 1.50 per ticket will be applied

Free entry*
• Children under the age of 14 accompanied by a paying adult (maximum 5 children per adult).
• Authorised guides with registration card and teachers accompanying school groups (1 for every 10 students).
• Accredited journalists, specifying the reason for the visit (email: press@ambrosiana.it ).
• ICOM members
• Possessors of ABBONAMENTO MUSEI LOMBARDIA (only for Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, on presentation of the subscription card together with ID)
• There also exist special permits, for professional reasons and with the approval of the administration for: superintendents of the fine arts, public officials and scholars-researchers.
For further information: contatti@ambrosiana.it

* Membership of the respective categories must be proved by a document/card currently valid.

Audioguide
€ 3.00 Ita / Eng

Groups and guided tours
Reservations required for groups with at least 15 participants (each group maximum 25 people)

tel: +39 0292897721
email: ambrosiana@vivaticket.it
Mon-Fri 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m., excluding holidays

GROUP FARES

AMBROSIANA
ADULTS € 10.00 + € 1.50 ADVANCE SALES
SCHOOLS € 4.00 + € 1.00 ADVANCE SALES

CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO
ADULTS € 10.00 + € 1.50 ADVANCE SALES
SCHOOLS € 2.50 + € 1.00 ADVANCE SALES

AMBROSIANA + CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO
ADULTS € 15 + € 1.50 ADVANCE SALES
SCHOOLS € 6.50 + € 1.00 ADVANCE SALES

NURSERY SCHOOL GROUPS (UP TO 5 YEARS OLD): FREE

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LIBRARY RULES

Founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo and inaugurated in 1609, the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is administered by the College of Fellows (Collegio dei Dottori), presided over by the Prefect.
The ordinary administration of the services is coordinated by the Head Librarian, who reports to the Director of the Library.
Assistance to scholars in the Reading Room is guaranteed by the library staff, as far as they are competent, and by the presence of a Fellow with the title of Head Librarian.

Notice to Thesis Supervisors, PhD candidates and graduates working on theses:
Thesis Supervisors, PhD candidates and graduates working on theses are requested to contact the Library Administration (e-mail: direzione.biblioteca@ambrosiana.it), before assigning research topics that entail consultation of the materials in the reserve collections, subject to Special Rules for the consultation of manuscripts and incunabula (see Library Rules, Art. 4, §3).
This precaution is necessary because of the state of some materials, which precludes consultation. For information concerning the materials that can be consulted, see the relevant page.

ART. 1 – OPENING TIMES
§ 1.SEE OPENING HOURS PUBLISHED ABOVE ON THIS PAGE
§2. It is closed: on public holidays; on the feast of St. Ambrose, patron saint of Milan (December 7); from 24 December to 6 January; from Thursday in Easter Week to the Sunday after Easter; during the summer holidays (as scheduled from year to year) and on other days shown on the calendar.

ART 2. – ADMISSIONS
§1. Access to the Library, after authorization and registration, is open to anyone 18 and older. Users are requested to wear attire suitable to the decorum of the institution.
§2. Access is subject to authorization by the Head Librarian, who will assess the applicant’s need to consult the Library holdings. Where necessary, a letter of presentation will be required.
§3. On entering and leaving the Library, users must fill in the register.
§4. On entry to the Reading Room, users must show their pass to library staff.
§5.The membership pass lasts one year and is of two types: ordinary (for consulting printed matter from 1901 only) and special (for all other printed materials and manuscripts).

ART. 3 – CONSULTATION
§ 1.Pass holders are allowed direct access the printed materials in the Reading Room. Those who have to use the steps to reach books, should apply to the library staff. After consultation, volumes must be left on the tables, without replacing them on the shelves.
§2. Applications to consult other printed matter, incunabula, manuscripts and archival documents should be made to the library staff using the forms in the Reading Room.
§3. Each user may submit a maximum of four requests daily.
§4.The staff distribute the material requested from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The material must be returned by 4.45 p.m. All users must leave the reading room by 4.50 p.m.
§5.Those who wish to continue to consult the material on the following day, should tell the library staff. If the applicant fails to appear the following day, the material will be put away and a new application should be made.

ART. 4 – MANUSCRIPTS AND RARE BOOKS
§1. When material of this type is provided for consultation, the library staff will request the user’s ID, to be held until the material is returned.
§2. If the material being consulted is a manuscript or other fragile or valuable document, the use of white cotton gloves is required, which can be purchased at the library distribution counter.
§3. Some printed matter, incunabula, manuscripts and archival documents are available with reserve. The scholar who wishes to consult such material must submit a written application to the Library administration in justification.
§4. To consult drawings a reservation is required: this can be made by e-mail at booking.disegni@ambrosiana.it .

ART. 5 – MATERIALS PERMITTED IN THE READING ROOM
§1. Users may not enter the Reading Room with overcoats, cloaks, bags of any kind, umbrellas, beverages, foodstuffs or any other objects not necessary for reading. Only paper and writing materials are allowed.
§2. Complete silence must be observed in the Reading Room.
§3. Users may bring and use laptops.
§4. Mobile phones must be in silent mode and must not be left on the work desks. It is strictly prohibited to make or answer phone calls or use any other audio function.
§5. For the use of other instruments (Wood lamp, microfilm/microfiche reader, etc.) please contact library staff.

ART. 6 – REPRODUCTIONS
§1. It is forbidden to use one’s own equipment to take photos of printed works, incunabula, manuscripts, drawings or any other kind of material being consulted.
§ 2. Applications for reproductions must be submitted online by filling the image request form (click here)
§3. Photocopying of manuscript and printed material prior to 1950 is prohibited. For photocopies of printed material after 1950, please contact the staff.
§ 4. The Library Administration has the right to prohibit reproduction in any form of any material that might be damaged in the reproduction process.

ART. 7 – STUDIES OF MATERIALS IN THE LIBRARY
§1. Normally, scholars present the Library with publications concerning the materials studied. Except for cases agreed on with the Administration, the consultation of degree theses delivered to the library is understood to be allowed.

ART. 8 – SINGLE DISCIPLINARY RULE
The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana may suspend or prevent the renewal of the registration pass of any persons who, by their behaviour, have damaged the library material or caused a disturbance to the normal functioning of the Library itself.

WHAT’S ON

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed Wednesday | Thursday 10.00-22.00 (until 14.07.2022) |

09/06/2022
NEWS
The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

On the occasion of the 570th year of Leonardo da Vinci's birth, The Visi was born on the ethereum blockchain. The collection (pfp) is the result of a long study and dialogue with collectors, artists and art experts.

15/04/2022
NEWS
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

Biblioteca

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

From April 26, open Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00. Reservation required.

07/04/2022
NEWS
MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

Pinacoteca

MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

The exhibition features twenty oil works by Carlo Mattioli, one of the Italian masters of twentieth century art, which interact with Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit

07/05/2022-03/07/2022
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, NA
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
Mary Magdalene, NA
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Orrery, Sconosciuto
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, NA
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, NA
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Armillary sphere, NA
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Mouse with Roses, NA
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Clock with astrolabe, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
llias picta, NA
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Allegory of Water, NA
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
The Arco della Pace in Milan, NA
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Man in Armour, NA
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA