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Historical Archives


In 2003 the ASAC offices moved to the VEGA - Venice Gateway for Science and Technology at Porto Marghera, a complex owned by the City of Venice that houses economic and cultural entities committed to the field of research. ASAC’s heritage of documentation has in part moved there.
A partial opening to visitors for consultation was resumed in June 2008: Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm by appointment. In this office it is possible to consult the following funds: Historical Fund, Photo Library, Collection of Documents, and Periodicals collection.
Requests should be sent by e-mail at, or by telephone: +39 041 5218790.
In August 2010, the new Library, containing over 130,000 art books and catalogues, has reopened in a restored area (1,400 sq.m.) of the Central Pavilion in the Giardini area. The Library is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. For information:  Tel. +39 041 5218939 / e-mail .  
How to get there


For further information:
La Biennale di Venezia
Archivio Storico delle Arti Contemporanee
Tel. +39 041 5218711
Fax +39 041 5218747