Ambrosiana

Ambrosiana

A treasure chest containing a Library, an Art Gallery and an Academy: three complementary bodies aimed at promoting a love for literature, the arts, science and beauty.

Flowers in a Vase
Jan Brueghel
1608
oil on copper
43 × 30 cm
(detail)

Ambrosiana

A treasure chest containing a Library, an Art Gallery and an Academy: three complementary bodies aimed at promoting a love for literature, the arts, science and beauty.

PINACOTECA

PINACOTECA

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.

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BIBLIOTECA

BIBLIOTECA

The Ambrosian Library, founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo on September 7, 1607 and inaugurated on 8 December 1609, was one of the earliest libraries to grant access to all who could read and write.

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ACCADEMIA

ACCADEMIA

The purpose of the Accademia is to raise the Ambrosiana to the level of an Agora, a place devoted to fostering the dialogue between diverse peoples and heterogeneous cultures, a crossroads between North and South, East and West.

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WHAT’S ON

JANUARY 2021: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

JANUARY 2021: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access procedures for January

21/12/2020
NEWS
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2021

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2021

Following the latest government provisions, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will be closed until January 15, 2021

04/12/2020
NEWS