Fondazione Longhi

by Jean Marie Carey on April 26, 2013

The Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi was founded in 1971 by the last will and testament of Roberto Longhi. He left his library, photo library, and collection of art to the foundation “for the benefit of future generations.” The headquarters is the villa “Il Tasso” which Longhi acquired in 1939. This villa was the residence of Longhi and his wife Lucia Lopresti (the writer Anna Banti) who left the villa and its furnishings to the foundation.

Fondazione Longhi
Via Benedetto Fortini, 30
50125 Firenze
T) +39 055 6580794
Email    Website

Visiting Hours:
By appointment.
The Longhi photo library is open to the public on Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM on an appointment basis.
The Longhi Foundation’s library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 to 5:30 PM on an appointment basis.
The Longhi Archive is currently closed.

Resources Offered:
The Fondazione Longhi hosts exhibits, publications, lessons, conferences, seminars and scholarly meetings and offers fellowships.
A photocopy service is available on site. Photographs can be made upon request and at individual expense by the Foundation’s authorized photographer.

Terms of Access:
Scholars must apply in writing for access, specifying research project and aims.

Closing Dates:

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