THE LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE AT THE MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO
The Library of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires was created in the sixties, shortly after
the Museo was founded. Its mission is to collect, preserve, organize and promote the bibliographic
and documental heritage of the visual arts in the 20th and 21st centuries. It has over 7000 volumes
including library material and exhibition catalogues. It also possesses all the publications brought out
by the Museo from its founding to the present day.
The periodicals collection is made up of 125 titles and over 1900 copies of specialized Argentine and
overseas art publications. In 2018, the catalogue will be published online. Notable publications in this
collection include: Ver y estimar, Arte Madí, Perceptismo, Arte nuevo, and Boa.
It is one of the most important libraries in its field in the country. Access is public and free and its
collections can be consulted by anyone who needs them, be they researchers, students or the general
Under the current administration, the Library and Documentation Centre have begun the process of
digitizing the bibliographic catalogue, which is currently available online to facilitate searches and users’
access to information. In addition, the ‘Documentos de Arte Moderno’ project has begun. This involves
the classification and description of the different documentary sources of the archive, the implementation
of a set of measures for the preventative conservation and digitization of documents and the upload of
the resulting files to an internet platform so they can be consulted by the general public. This project is
part of a wider initiative involving the Patrimony and Library departments whose ultimate goal is to make
available and cross-reference the documentary sources with the artworks in the Museo collection.
Consult the library’s ONLINE CATALOGUE.
- Online catalogue publically available
- Reading room (Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00)
- Specialized art reference books
- Preparation of specialized bibliographies
- In person, telephone and email enquiries
- Bibliographic news and alerts
- Photocopying service
- Internet access (Wi Fi)
Address: Alsina 963 PB, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00
Telephone: (+54 11) 4342-3001
Free Entrance. Open to the General Public