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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.

The Madonna and Child
with Saint John the Evangelist
and Saint John the Baptist

Marco d’Oggiono
1515 circa
oil on panel
(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

The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus

Pinacoteca

The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus

To mark the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death.

18/12/2018-17/03/2019
Exhibition
Intorno a un Codice 2019

Biblioteca

Intorno a un Codice 2019

For Spring 2019 the Class of Latin and Greek studies has organized, as in previous years, a cycle of three meetings entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its characteristics.

13/03/2019-10/04/2019
CONFERENCE
THE TUPINAMBA’ CLOAK | MUSEOSEGRETO 2019

Pinacoteca

THE TUPINAMBA' CLOAK | MUSEOSEGRETO 2019

From February 26 2019, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana enhances its exhibition tour with an antique work of extraordinary workmanship.

21/02/2019
NEWS
Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

Pinacoteca

Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

The restoration of the Preliminary Carton of the School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio comes to an end.

27/03/2019-30/03/2019
Presentation
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

Pinacoteca

The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

To celebrate the fifth centenary of Leonardo’s death, the Crypt of Leonard hosts a great exhibition by Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. 

01/03/2019-30/06/2019
Exhibition
Satis episcopaliter me dilexit. Ambrogio e Agostino

Accademia

Satis episcopaliter me dilexit. Ambrogio e Agostino

On March 26 and 27 there will be the Dies Academicus of the Class of the Ambrosian studies, dedicated this year to a comparison between the two great figures of Ambrose and Augustine.

26/03/2019-27/03/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI