The Archivio della Collezione, created in the context of the activities connected with the 100th year anniversary of the founding of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna (1925-2025), is open and accessible for researchers, students, and lovers of art and culture of the first half of the 20th century in Roma.
The Archive contains an HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF VOLUMES of over 1,600 units, consisting of monographs of the artists in the Gallery's collection, publications pertaining to the works in the historical collection, including the catalogues of the Roman exhibitions where the main acquisitions were made in the first half of the last century, catalogues of exhibitions held at GAM, plus a special section of historical volumes concerning the Quadriennale Nazionale d'Arte in Roma and the Biennali both in Roma and Venezia.
Inside the Archive also includes an ARTISTS' FUND, whose interiors contain valuable biographical and exhibition information about individual artists, as well as minor material consisting of exhibition brochures and newspaper articles. Also contained in this Fund is the ARCHIVIO MIMÌ QUILICI-BUZZACCHI, which is in turn composed of files, divided by exhibition years (1937,1939 and from 1946 to 1987), brochures, newspaper and magazine articles relating to exhibitions in which the artist participated directly. This is the first nucleus of the constituting ARCHIVIO DONNA E ARTISTA that will be dedicated exclusively to the women artists present in the GAM collection in addition to the extrapolation of those already present in the aforementioned "Artists Fund".
Currently underway is the systematic inventorying of the ACQUISITIONS ARCHIVE, composed by over 250 original and historical copies of the Deliberations of the Governatorato di Roma and the Giunta Capitolina concerning the acquisitions of works in the GAM collection, from 1921 to 2002. Valuable information to understand the history of the works of art in the collection, but also the selective relationship of the tastes and aesthetic choices of the public administration in the different historical contexts traversed.
It is possible by appointment only to consult the archival material on the premises of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Via Francesco Crispi no. 24, to be requested exclusively by email to: email@example.com. Free entrance to the area set aside for consultation, where there is an independent workstation with computer and WiFi connection.