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Historical Archives

Collection of Documents

The Collection of Documents includes the collection of press articles regarding the Biennale, its events and the artists and professionals who have participated in it since 1895. This collection includes a rich and varied assortment of minor material composed of booklets, leaflets, data sheets, invitations, flyers.
The users of these archives are scholars and researchers who are interested in understanding the work of an artist or the activity of the Biennale, searching beyond the official editorial channels.

The material consists in approximately 1,100,000 documents classified by discipline and conserved in specific envelopes.

The Collection provides the following printed catalogues:
1. by artist and operator
2. by artistic movement
3. by institutions
4. by issues