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Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 Milan
Italy

HOURS

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA
From Tuesday to Sunday
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. (last entrance 5.30 p.m.; however, the visit requires a minimum of 90 minutes)
Closed on: Monday, December 25th, January 1st, Easter Day
Open on Easter Monday

BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA
The reading room is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Books and manuscripts distribution from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Closing days:
• on National holidays;
• on the 7th December, feast of Saint Ambrose, patron of the city of Milan
• from the 23rd December to the 6th January included
• from April 19 to 26 2019 included
• during summer holidays (calendar to be set every year): SUMMER 2019 reading room closed to the public from July 22 to August 30 included
• in other days set 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 the correlated page.

TICKETS

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; visitors of the exhibition “The Genius experience | Leonardo and Andy Warhol, by showing the ticket. Valid until 15/09/2019
• Reduced 2: € 13.00 (Touring Club Members; FAI Members; visitors with a full Duomo Pass or full Duomo Fast-track, by showing the ticket

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

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

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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: contatti@ambrosiana.it ).
• ICOM members
• Possessors of ABBONAMENTO MUSEI LOMBARDIA (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

Audioguide
Samsung Galaxy SIII with NFC technology: € 3.00

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

GROUP TICKET € 10 + € 1.50 ADVANCE SALES
SCHOOL TICKET € 4 + € 1.00 ADVANCE SALES

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

Reservations required for groups with at least 15 participants (each group maximum 25 people)
[MORE INFORMATION ON OUR OFFERS FOR GUIDED TOURS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES]

DIRECTIONS

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 Milan
Italy

Metro (subway)
M1 stop Cordusio or Duomo
M3 stop Duomo

Tram
Linea 12-14-16 fermata Orefici/Cantù
Linea 2-3 stop Duomo

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.The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
§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 at www.ambrosiana.eu
§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

THE RESTORATION OF THE HYPOGEAN CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO IS COMPLETED

San Sepolcro

THE RESTORATION OF THE HYPOGEAN CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO IS COMPLETED

Milan recovers an important piece of its artistic heritage

22/07/2019
NEWS
LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

Pinacoteca

LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

The exhibition deals with the Master's last years of activity at the service of the King of France, Francis I.

18/06/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition
SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Click here for the summer opening hours and closing days of the Biblioteca and of the Pinacoteca

15/06/2019
NEWS
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

Pinacoteca

The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

The exhibition was extended until September 15.

01/03/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
llias picta, NA
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)