On 9th October, the VIVE library will be exceptionally open, on the occasion of ‘Domenica di carta’ ('Paper Sunday'), the new initiative promoted by the italian Ministry of Culture with the aim of promoting the huge and precious archival and book heritage kept in state libraries and archives, the library of the VIVE Institute will be exceptionally open to the public.
Visitors of all ages will thus have the opportunity to take advantage of a special guided tour of the library, conducted by licensed tour guides commissioned by the VIVE.
Located in the so-called Palazzetto, the library overlooks the secret garden or viridarium of Pope Paul II, one of the most striking corners of the Palazzo Venezia complex.
Established at the service of art historians when Palazzo Venezia was the seat of the Soprintendenza, i.e. the State office responsible for the protection of the historical and artistic heritage, the building continues to play a valuable role in the work of the VIVE's technical and scientific staff.
Thanks to this exceptional tour, the public will be able to understand how behind a restoration, an exhibition there is always study and research, and how fundamental the role of a library is in the management of a museum.
The visit will start from the entrance in via del Plebiscito 118, at 10.30 am, 11.45 am, 4.15 pm and 5.45 pm.
Admission is free and does not require the purchase of a ticket. The visit does not need to be booked in advance, to participate just turn up at the specified meeting point.
All details can be found on the “Exhibitions and Events” page.