The archive is open to the public from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
To make the most of our service offering research guidelines, we strongy advise you to make an appointment with a member of the archive’s staff by writing to email@example.com or by calling us on +39 0577 283048 (extension 117).
The current library was formed chiefly in the early years of this century on the basis of the Enzo Carli Collection which that celebrated Sienese and Pisan art historian’s children donated to the Opera della Metropolitana in September 2000. The body of the collection consists in specialist works on the history of Siena and its Cathedral and on Sienese art, in particular of the medieval and Gothic periods, as well as a considerable number of monographs on artists of the most recent avant-garde movements and a large selection of texts on art criticism and on iconography. The collection comprises some 12,000 titles and is complemented by a photographic library containing roughly 11,000 black-and-white prints depicting works of art from many different areas and eras.
In its determination to maximise its documentary collections’ potential and to promote the public’s acquaintaince with them, the Opera della Metropolitana has subscribed to the Servizio Bibliotecario Senese (SBS), the Sienese Library Service: consult the catalogue here
The library is open to the public from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm Tuesday to Friday.
To make the most of our service offering research guidelines we strongy advise you to make an appointment with a member of the library’s staff by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on +39 0577 283048 (extension 4)
The Opera della Metropolitana’s collection of photographs relating to the works of art in its ownership consists chiefly in black-and-white or colour photographs on paper. The collection also includes a digital image section.
The Photographic Library may be consulted from Monday to Friday by prior arrangement only.
For further information please write to email@example.com or call us on +39 0577 530032 (extension 3).
For reproduction rights, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +39 0577 283048.