Ambrosiana

Hidden Treasures

For conservation reasons, the oldest and most precious volumes in the Library and the most fragile works of art in the Gallery are kept and protected in specific areas and are therefore normally invisible to the public. On extremely exclusive occasions, it is possible to organize special and reserved visits to the most hidden places and works that the Ambrosiana
holds

• Manuscripts viewing
• Access to the vault, sala del tesoro

MANUSCRIPT VIEWING
In addition to the wonderful museum itineraries proposed, there is the possibility of showing to guests some ancient
manuscripts of the Library funds, normally not accessible to the general public. The viewing of the manuscripts is possible subject to authorization and availability by the College of Fellows of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Private viewing of the manuscripts is held in the following rooms: Room XXIII of the Pinacoteca; for a maximum of 30 participants Sala della Rosa, in the Library; for a maximum of 15 participants

ACCESS TO THE VAULT, SALA DEL TESORO
The Biblioteca Ambrosiana houses more than a million printed volumes and tens of thousands ofmanuscripts, drawings and engravings. Among its funds we find works and authors who have made the history of Western culture, from Galileo to Petrarch, from Plautus to Pacioli, from Rubens to Dürer, from Piero della Francesca to Boccaccio, from Macchiavelli to Cesare Beccaria. But also works that tell us the history, art and culture of peoples and areas of the world far away from us: Hebrew, Arab, Armenian, Chinese
and Indian manuscripts, and again: nautical charts, papyri, incunabula, sixteenth-century books, etc… The most precious and fragile manuscripts are kept in special places, where temperature and humidity are controlled and where therefore the human presence must be monitored. Precisely in these spaces, among the most secret of the entire structure, it is possible to host some guests on rare occasions (maximum 4 people, no more than 4 times a year), to give them an absolutely exceptional experience.

WHAT’S ON

Notice for the users of the Reading Room

Biblioteca

 The historical and literary sources of the Betrothed

Pinacoteca

The historical and literary sources of the Betrothed

From 12 October 2023, rooms 2 and 3 of the Pinacoteca, exhibition included in the entrance ticket to the museum.

12/10/2023-30/01/2024
Exhibition
GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Ambrosiana

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Every Saturday at 15.30 a guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/06/2024