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ASAC at VEGA - Cygnus


VIA DELLE INDUSTRIE 23/9
30175 PORTO MARGHERA, VENICE
TEL. +39 041 5218700
FAX +39 041 5218747
segreteria.asac@labiennale.org


The Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) is the largest collection of assets concerning La Biennale di Venezia, gathered from the beginning to the present. Located in the VEGA complex in the Venice mainland, the ASAC offers services of documentation, research and experimentation in the field of contemporary arts: visual arts, architecture, cinema, music, dance, and theatre. Most of the above collections are located at Vega (Cygnus building) whereas the Library, including the Periodicals collection, has found a new location at the Biennale Library at Giardini. A selection of works from the artistic fund are now on display in La Biennale headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian.

The Biennale Archives are open to the public by appointment only, Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 am - 5 pm.
To request an appointment, please send an email to consultazione.asac@labiennale.org
In our reply to requests, access modalities and good practices users must follow will be explained in detail, according to the security protocol “Anti COVID-19 plan - ASAC Library and Archive”.

 

As of 10 January 2022, according to the Italian law D.L. 221/2021, in order to access the Library and the Archives it is mandatory to produce either a full Green Pass or a Green Pass obtained from vaccination or recovery from Covid-19. This is not demanded to persons exempted because of their age or not required to get vaccination (medical documentation required). Basic Green Passes obtained from a negative test will not be accepted. Face masks must be worn at all times.
In the case of events open to the public taking place indoors or outdoors in museums and other cultural locations, it is mandatory to wear FFP2 face masks.
When required, visitors must show a valid identity document in addition to their full Green Pass.
In case of absence of the documentation specified above, it will not be possible to access the premises.

ASAC at VEGA

The Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) is the largest collection of assets concerning La Biennale di Venezia, gathered from the beginning to the present. Located in the VEGA complex in the Venice mainland, the ASAC offers services of documentation, research and experimentation in the field of contemporary arts: visual arts, architecture, cinema, music, dance, and theatre.

The ASAC is a multi-disciplinary and multimedia structure, divided into: Historic fund, Photo library, Film library, Media library, Poster collection, Documentary material, Library (*located at Giardini, alongside the Central Pavilion), Periodicals, Collection of scores, Artistic fund.
Most of the above collections are located at VEGA (Cygnus building) whereas the Library, including the Periodicals collection, has found a new location at the Biennale Library at Giardini. A selection of works from the artistic fund are now on display in La Biennale headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian.

ASAC at VEGA - Cygnus

VIA DELLE INDUSTRIE 23/9
30175 PORTO MARGHERA, VENICE
TEL. +39 041 5218700
FAX +39 041 5218747
segreteria.asac@labiennale.org

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