Photo Library

For more than 120 years the Photothek has been collecting images primarily documenting Italian art from late Antiquity to the modern era.

The collection, which currently comprises over 620,000 photographs, has evolved in line with the Institute's academic and research profile. The preservation and expansion of this collection, and the investigation of its historical structures and holdings, are among the Photothek's main tasks. The Photothek has established itself as an international centre of research on archives and photography, focused upon the photograph as a material object.

The Photothek is currently housed in the Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai.

Photothek of the Kunsthistorischen Instituts in Florenz

Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51
50122 Firenze / Italy

Phone: +39 055 216707
Fax: +39 055 2676751

Postal address:
Via Giuseppe Giusti 44
50121 Firenze / Italy

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri, 10am – 7pm

Contact

Costanza Caraffa Head of the Photo Library

Phone: +39 055 24911-64
E-Mail: caraffa@khi.fi.it

User ID Cards

User ID Cards, which allow access to the Library and Photothek, can be obtained at the following times:

Tues, 10–11am
Wed, 2–3pm
Thurs, 10–11am

Further information:
tessere@khi.fi.it

Photographic services

High-resolution digital images of collection items to which the KHI holds the copyright can be ordered for academic publications. Please visit the Digital Photo Library page or email
fototeca@khi.fi.it.

Study material

Users may photograph collection items for study purposes using their own device and one of the copy stands provided. Please sign the necessary declaration. Please note that photographs without the KHI copyright stamp on the card mount may be subject to copyright held by another institution or person.

Copying service

Visitors can also order copies of photographs for study purposes, either as photocopies or as scans on their own USB stick. A maximum of 25 copies per order is allowed.

Locations

Locations

  • Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
    Via Giuseppe Giusti 44
  • Casa Zuccari
    Via Giuseppe Giusti 49
  • Photo Library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
    Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51
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