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.

The Triumph of David
Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida
1500-1524
painted glass
23,5 × 18,7 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

READING ROOM<br>OPEN FROM APRIL 13

Biblioteca

READING ROOM OPEN FROM APRIL 13

Opening hours and access procedures

10/04/2021
NEWS
PINACOTECA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Until further notice

27/02/2021
NEWS