Biblioteques

Biblioteca Fondazione Banco di Sicilia - ITALY

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Biblioteca Comunale di Palermo - ITALY

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ICCROM Library - ITALY

The ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) Library contains the world’s most extensive collection of resources, in a wide variety of languages, on every aspect of heritage conservation. There are currently more than 90,000 entries in the catalogue. The main subject areas are : conservation and preservation of historic buildings, towns, landscapes and archaeological sites; movable heritage of all kinds and library or archival materials; history and philosophy of conservation; technology of materials; analytical techniques; museology; training; legislation. The library collection includes books and monographs, periodicals (over 600 current titles), conference proceedings, general reference works, legislative texts and international recommendations, offprints, published and unpublished reports, audiovisual materials.
Via San Daniele 13 I-00153 Rome RM, Italy. +39 658 55 33 67/+39 658 55 33 66,

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Museum of Applied Arts – Library - HUNGARY

The library proposes applied art works reviewing historical matters published in the second half of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century, as well as descriptions of techniques used in the old times, and also collections of Hungarian and foreign books and periodicals describing the new art trends, ambitions and techniques from the turn of the century. It counts up to around 50,000 volumes and books and another 15,000 (inventory unit) periodicals, which means more than 1,000 titles of periodicals. The whole collection builds up from around 30% of German, 30% of English, 20% of French, 10% of Russian and other Slavic languages, 10% of Hungarian and other small languages.
IX. Üllői út 33-37 1450 Budapest, Pf.3. Tel. +36 6/1/456-5177,

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Study room of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) - GREAT BRITAIN

The Study Room is a free facility, open to everyone interested in finding out more about MoDA’s Collections. MoDA is able to display only a limited number of items from its collections, and the rest are held in the Collections Store. The Study Room offers the opportunity for researchers, students and members of the public to find out more about MoDA’s holdings and to see items that are not generally available to museum visitors. The Study Room is open at all times during normal museum opening hours. However, if you’d like to see particular items from the collections it is necessary to make an appointment. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm. There is also possibility to have access to the available collections on the website.
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts, EN4 8HT; Tel.: +44 208 411 5445.

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RIBA Library (London) - GREAT BRITAIN

Website of the Library of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 150,000 books covering all aspects of architecture and related fields. Material from oll over the world and in many languages.
66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD, tel: +44 207 580 5533, fax: +44 207 255 1541,

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Glasgow School of Art – Library - GREAT BRITAIN

The ACC comprises almost 300 works by the School’s most famous alumni, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and reflects the enormous impact that he has had on the world of art, design and architecture. Equally important is the School’s non-Mackintosh Collection, which contains a broad cross-section of work (in all media) by other former staff and students clearly reflecting changing attitudes to the visual arts, design and the built environment, primarily in Glasgow, over the past 160 years.
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ, Scotland; Tel: +44 141 353 4500.

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Geffrye Museum Library and Archive - GREAT BRITAIN

The museum’s library and archive contains general and specialist publications on the history of the domestic interior which can be accessed by prior arrangment with the Curatorial department. These include trade catalogues from 1760 to the present day, an archive relating to the East London furniture industry, the library collection on furniture formerly at Shoreditch Library, which was passed to the Geffrye in 2001, and collections of household manuals and periodicals. The Museum also retains and collects an extensive resource of representations of domestic interiors ; a collection of domestic inventories which include original documents, a number of interior decoration surveys and supporting material such as oral histories. There is also an extensive garden history archive and publications about London almshouses.
Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA; Tel: +44 20 7739 9893.

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Archivio Storico Comunale - ITALY

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NAi – Nederlands Architectuurinstituut - NETHERLANDS

The NAI was formed in 1988 by a merger of The Stichting Architectuurmuseum, the Nederlands Documentatiecentrum voor de Bouwkunst, and Stichting Wonen. These three organizations placed their collections in the care of the new institute. The NAI keeps and cares for roughly 800 archives and individual collections created by Dutch architects, urban designers, professional associations and training institutes. They date from the period 1800 – 1970. Our goal has always been to collect complete archives. Besides museum quality drawings, you also find sketches, preliminary designs, working drawings, business and personal correspondence, photographs, models, collections of press clippings, and published articles.
Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam. Tel. +31(0)10-4401200. Fax +31(0)10-4366975,

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