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GETTING HERE

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 Milano

Metro
M1 stop Cordusio or Duomo | M3 stop Duomo
Tram
Line 12-14-16 stop Orefici/Cantù |Line 2-3 stop Duomo

HOURS

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00 (the ticket office closes at 17.30)
Closed on Wednesday

SPECIAL OPENINGS/CLOSURES FOR HOLIDAYS:

Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

Christmas holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023:
– December 24, and December 31, 2022: open from 10.00 to 14.00
– December 25, 2022: closed
– January 1, 2023: open from 14.00 to 19.00
– All other days: open from 10.00 to 18.00, including Wednesday December 28, 2022 and January 4, 2023

BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA

BIBLIOTECA OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50
It is recommended, especially for the consultation of manuscripts and rare items, to book by writing to prenotazione.salalettura@ambrosiana.it. In any case, access to the Reading Room is and remains free for scholars according to the specific Library Rules.

Closing days:
• Italian public holidays.
• From December 7 the feast of S. Ambrogio, patron saint of the city of Milan.
• Friday December 9, 2022
• From december 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included.
• 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

[BUY TICKET-INDIVIDUALS]

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Full price: € 15.00
0-5 years: free
6-14 years: € 5.00
15-18 years, university students: € 10.00
Over 65: € 13.00

OTHER REDUCTIONS:
• MILANOCARD holders, Pogliaghi Museum or Colosso San Carlo di Arona ticket holders (within one year of issue), Gallerie d’Italia ticket holders, Intesa Sanpaolo employees: € 10.00
• Touring Club members, FAI members, full Duomo Pass or Duomo Fast-track owners, owners of the Piemonte Valle d’Aosta Museums Subscription, Società del Quartetto Card owners, COOP members: € 13.00

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

OTHER FREE ADMISSIONS*
• 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 (without earphones) / € 4.00 with earphones 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 + € 1.65 ADVANCE SALES
SCHOOLS € 4.00 + € 0.60 ADVANCE SALES

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

[MORE INFORMATION ON OUR OFFERS FOR GUIDED TOURS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES]

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

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Ambrosiana

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Il 17 dicembre alle 18,30 esclusivo concerto IN Sala Federiciana, seguito da una visita guidata alla mostra "Presepi all'Ambrosiana"

17/12/2022-17/12/2022
CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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