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Historical Archives

ASAC Biennale

Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts

The Venice Biennale manages a Library collecting over 130,000 books, including all the catalogues of its activities. The Library is located at the Central Pavilion in the Giardini area (email biblioteca.asac@labiennale.org. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm).
Further ASAC offices are based at Porto Marghera’s VEGA -Venice Gateway for Science and Technology- open Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 am to 5 pm. Access is possibile upon reservation: Tel. +39 041 5218790, email consultazione.asac@labiennale.org.

ASAC

The Archives of the Venice Biennale

The Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts - ASAC offices are placed in the Cygnus facility of the VEGA at Porto Marghera. These offices are open Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment; requests at consultazione.asac@labiennale.org or Tel. +39 041 5218790. The Biennale Library is located at the Central Pavilion at Giardini, open Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

ASAC dati

A digital archive

ASAC dati is a database system for the management of information related to the ASAC collections. At present, the database manages data concerning the Film Library, part of the Photo Library, and the Venice Film Festival. In the future, the project aims to include information concerning the other collections of the Biennale Archives, alongside bibliographic, historical and scientific records.