MASP

THE COLLECTION

MASP’S RESEARCH CENTER

Email: biblioteca@masp.org.br

Researcher hours: Monday to Friday from 10h to 13h

Please be informed that the MASP’s Research Center will not receive researchers from 02 to 15 January, to carry out maintenance activities in the workspace.

MASP’s Research Center

MASP’s Research Center was established in 1977, on the museum’s 30th anniversary, when Lina Bo Bardi and Pietro Maria Bardi donated their book collection. From that moment forward, it has been tasked with cataloging and conserving the collection and providing researchers and interested public access to art publications.

It currently possesses one of the main specialized archives in Brazil, with more than 68 thousand volumes including books, rare books, catalogs, theses and periodicals on art, architecture, design, fashion, aesthetics and history. Part of this collection can be researched in the online catalog.

The archives include a collection of more than three thousand titles of periodicals and bulletins of national and foreign museums, including O Cruzeiro, Habitat, Mirante das Artes, and Gazette des Beaus Arts, as well as 464 rare works on architecture and art.

In the 1990s, the archive of materials concerning the institution itself were added to the library, forming the Documentation Center. These are documents produced and collected during the museum’s activities, organized in the following way:

Historical-Documental Archive: documents related to the museum’s activities throughout its history, along with the files of Assis Chateaubriand.

Photographic Archive: images of exhibitions and events held at or related to the museum since its creation.

Reference Archive: research dossiers organized by artists and national and international institutions, not directly related to the museum’s events.

All the collections and archives are available for consultation, which must by previously scheduled. To consult the rare works, a specific authorization agreement is needed.

Search

The Library and Research Center have databases on the local network that allow for access to the various collections:


MASP HISTORICAL ARCHIVE

Database of historical documents pertaining to the more than 50 years of the museum’s activities.


BOOKS AND CATALOGS

Database of books, exhibition catalogs, theses, analyses from periodicals and already catalogued rare works (also available on Internet).


MAGAZINES AND BULLETINS

Database of the collections of bulletins and magazines of other museums.


ARTICLES FROM PERIODICALS

Database of articles from periodicals on art and artists.


BRAZILIAN AND FOREIGN ARTISTS

Database offering search for names and brief biographies of Brazilian and foreign artists.


Select the type of search below.

Reading
Club

MASP’s Researche Center has been promoting the Reading Club since 2012, in partnership with Penguin-Companhia das Letras. The meetings are monthly and they propose the debate around a book of the Company of the Letters, selected by the own regulars of the club.


To participate, send an e-mail to clubedeleitura@masp.org.br stating your interest, and wait for the return with the confirmation of your presence.
The limit is 20 people per meeting.

CLUBE DE LEITURA

OS ENCONTROS RETORNAM EM BREVE