Museo dell'Arte Vetraria Altarese
The Library, specialized on glass, keeps a collection of books and magazines concerning the world of glass, from the most ancient texts of technology to the catalogues of the most important contemporary exhibitions.
A great attention is given to the bibliographical updating regarding the publications concerning the history of glass in Altare.
Besides, the library keeps several funds, donations from amateurs, including publications and manuscripts, photographs and unpublished works, and various types of documents. The most important ones are the paper archives of the Società Artistico- Vetraria of Altare.
The library increases its collections through purchases and donations, and thanks to intense bibliographical exchanges with the most important museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad.
SERVICES TO THE READERS
- Reading of magazines and of ancient and modern books in the library
- Information and bibliographical advice
- Photocopies of texts (against payment)
- Bibliographical searches and mailing of photocopies following written application, for non-resident public (against payment)
- Cultural activities: exhibitions and lectures
- Loans are not available
from Tuesday to Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Closures: Mondays, 1st January, Easter, 25th and 26th December