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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 10 am - 1 pm / 2 pm - 5 pm
Thursday and Friday 1 pm - 7 pm

on reservation at
Tel. +39 0574-531842 


*Due to renovation of the premises, the library service of the CID/Visual Arts Information and Documentation Center is limited to consulting only material from the Lara-Vinca Masini Archive.
Any requests relating to Library materials will be evaluated by the staff.
For information and requests write email:



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



Ready room for personal books is currently suspended.


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viale della Repubblica, 237

T +39 0574 531842