Not only for specialists

Once it became a State-run library, BiASA opened its doors to the general public

While its collections continued to grow, the scope and purpose of the library began to evolve, heading in a different direction than INASA. While INASA gradually became a research coordination and promotion hub, BiASA increasingly became a centre of documentation in the fields of archaeology, art history, architecture and the decorative arts, consulted by specialists and a wider user group that included students. 

The new scope of the library was made official in 1967 when it became a State-run public library, coming under the management of the Ministry for Cultural and Environmental Assets in 1975. 

In 1995, the name was changed from the Library of the National Institute of Archaeology and Art History to the Library of Archaeology and Art History, as it is known today. 

The current name in the BiASA logo

The current name in the BiASA logo