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The Poldi Pezzoli has an antique library and a modern one.
Una libreria piena di libri antichi con rilegature in pelle. I volumi mostrano segni di usura e titoli in lettere dorate incise.

Ancient Library

via Manzoni 12, MILAN

The library of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, located in the Museum’s spaces, consists of 3500 volumes from the 15th to the 19th century, including 4 manuscripts, 33 incunabula and 623 cinquecentine.
The cinquecentine have been cataloged by the Central Institute of the Single Catalogue – EDIT project 16. To view the holdings owned by the Museum use the search mask by title, then enter the code “MI1354” in the “Location” field.

Information and hours
The library is open to scholars by appointment.
Contact: Dott.ssa Lavinia Galli

Modern Library

Via Bigli 19, MILAN

The library catalog, devoted to medieval and modern art and the Museum’s collections, can be viewed online on Polo Regionale Lombardo.
An open location by appointment available to scholars  
Services: Wi-FI.

Please note: the library performs neither loan service nor photocopying service.
Bibliographic exchange: the Museum maintains collaborative relationships and bibliographic exchange with various institutions. To submit an exchange proposal, please contact the library.


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Poldi Pezzoli Museum

Museo Poldi Pezzoli in the centre of Milan, close to the Duomo Cathedral and the Scala Theatre, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum welcomes you! Opened in 1881, it was the house of the noble Milanese Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879). Avid art collector, he had gathered here paintings as well as sculptures, carpets, laces, arms and armour, jewellery, clocks, porcelain and glass.

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Workshops and Activities

The Museum has initiated educational activities since 1974 through guided tours, workshops, specific tours and publications designed for all kinds of audiences, from schools of all levels to adults.

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To make your visit even more engaging and rich in discovery, we have created a series of unique itineraries designed to satisfy different passions and interests.

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Cavaliere Nero
Dama del Pollaiolo
Autoritratto in un gruppo di amici
Madonna con bambino di Sandro Botticelli

Poldi Pezzoli
The collection

L'immagine è un dettaglio del dipinto di San Michele di Piero della Francesca e raffigura un angelo dipinto, con capelli ricci biondi, vestito con abiti decorati, su sfondo blu cielo e ala bianca visibile.

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