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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.

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

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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
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ACCADEMIA

AFRICA IN THE WORLD, THE WORLD IN AFRICA

Classis Africana – V Dies Academicus

24-25/01/2019
DIES ACCADEMICO
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AMBROSIANA

BOOKINGS

The Ambrosiana has a new booking service for groups and guided tours!

18/12/2018
NEWS
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PINACOTECA

SCHOOL OF ATHEN

Restoration of the Raphael Cartoon is coming to an end.

27/10/2018
NEWS