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CID/Arti Visive is a library containing over 60,000 items, including monographs, catalogs, magazines (330 publications, of which 65 are still active) and video materials on the exhibitions and events held at Centro Pecci since 1988, as well as recordings of the educational workshops of Bruno Munari.


The library specializes in the documentation on art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries and on events and exhibitions held in the most important national and international institutions (museums, foundations, public facilities, and private galleries).


Since its opening in 1989, the library’s collection has grown thanks to acquisitions and donations of private collections of critics, publishers, artists and art scholars such as Ferruccio Marchi, Francesco Vincitorio Giancarlo Politi, Ermanno Migliorini, Sergio Santi, Amnon Barzel, Egidio Mucci, Mario Mariotti, Leonardo Savioli, Flora Wiechmann and others.

In April 2021 the impressive archive of Lara-Vinca Masini (objects, books, documents and works) was acquired as a wish of the academic who recently passed away in January.










wednesday - thursday - friday 1pm to 7pm
on reservation at
Tel. +39 0574-531842 


The library service will be suspended from Wednesday 28 December 2022 to Thursday 6 January 2023.

It will be available again from Wednesday 11 January 2023.


Access available only on reservation at


Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato has reactivated on consultation and documents materials from CID/Visual Arts Library for study, research and work.
The CID/Visual Arts consultations room is currently suspended.

It's possible to access from the ticket office of the museum, where the receptionist will misure the visitors temperature (it won't be request any registration - privacy)

Library access it's open up to three people at the same time; to optimize the service it's asked to add a reservation within indication about needed material to be consulted. 

It's possible to make the reservation during the museum opening hours at

+39 0574 531842 or at

To access all the visitors must have personal safety protection devices (face mask) and wash hands with the disinfection gel available at the main entrance; all the users can leave their object at the closet available to all the visitors, asking to the workers at the ticket office. 


Ready room for personal books is currently suspended.


More information

viale della Repubblica, 237

T +39 0574 531842