Ambrosiana

College of Fellows

Founded in 1604, before the Biblioteca Ambrosiana opened to the public, the College of Fellows (Collegio dei Dottori), presided over by the Prefect, is the body Federico Borromeo chose as responsible for the cultural life of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

Consisting of ecclesiastics chosen by the Archbishop of Milan, the Patron of the Ambrosiana, each member of the college specialises in one discipline corresponding to those represented in the library’s holdings (in keeping with the motto “singuli singula”: to each a single subject of study) and related to the areas of classical and modern literature, foreign languages ​​and cultures, theological and historical sciences, philosophy and the history of art, so qualifying them to preserve, research and increase the manuscript and print collections.
The fellows, in accordance with the method laid down by Federico himself, are required to conduct research, publish essays and articles and engage with the international scholarly debate. They also maintain frequent contacts with Italian and foreign academic institutions. The College of Fellows – in keeping with the rules concerning the activities of the Ambrosiana Library – promote and undertake scholarly and cultural activities, in particular guaranteeing the diligent custody and promotion of the cultural heritage and assets held by the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, and ensuring the increase of its collections.

WHAT’S ON

PINACOTECA: <BR> OPENING HOURS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

Opening hours and access rules from September 1

25/09/2020
NEWS
OCTOBER 2020: <br>READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

OCTOBER 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access rules for the month of October

15/09/2020
NEWS
AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition