Archivio dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore di Firenze

by Jean Marie Carey on May 3, 2012

Via della Canonica, 1
50122 Florence
T) +39 055 2302885
F) +39 055 2302898
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Visiting Hours:
Monday: 14:00-18:00; Wednesday: 9:00-13:00; Friday: 9:00-13:00

Resources Offered:
The Archivio storico contains documents related to the activity of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, founded in 1296 to supervise the construction and maintenance of the new Cathedral. The Baptismal Archive includes baptismal registers from the 15th through the early 20th centuries.

Terms of Access:
Patrons must be 18 or older and a photo ID is required. Students must present a letter from their adviser. Reservations are recommended, and can be done via fax or email. Only after receiving a response from an archivist can the reservation be considered valid. Access to the Archives’ photo collection is by appointment only. Individual scholars receive 6 archive requests per day. Patrons may reserve up to 4 volumes for the next visit. Manuscripts in ‘return carts’ cannot be viewed by patrons without prior permission. Computers are available to access the archives’ digital collection; alternatively, patrons may use their own laptops for which WIFI available. The Archives’ library has 3000 volumes and its collection is searchable online.

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