Giovanni Testori

The Library

The Giovanni Testori Art Library contains over 15.000 volumes and reflects in its content and order the instructions given by Giovanni Testori himself, writer and art critic.

The largest section includes monographs of 20th century artists, with numerous catalogues produced by private galleries and national and international institutions.  

A section of monographs of artists working from the 13th to the 18th century is accompanied by several thematic sections, dedicated, for example, to Still Life, Drawing, Engraving, Sculpture, Museums or Italian Regions. The large section of magazines, encyclopaedias and art collections is also complemented by a specific collection of rare volumes dedicated to African and Pre-Columbian art. 

The Giovanni Testori Library is kept at Casa Testori, in Novate Milanese, and is open to the public. The volumes are available for consultation on-site and are not on loan. The cataloguing of the Library, entrusted to Dr. Alessia Gianforti, is nearing completion and is constantly being poured into the OPAC SBN Catalogue of the Lombardy Regional Pole and in the OPAC SBN. National Library Service Catalogue: 

OPAC Polo Regionale
OPAC Servizio Pubblico Nazionale


Consultation of volumes 

Those who wish to consult the Library’s volumes will have a dedicated workstation at their disposal and will be able to request reproductions, in accordance with the law.


Opening times

Tuesday – Friday: 10-13 and 15-18




Phone: +39 0236586877

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