Archive and Library
The Archive and Library preserve the documentary and book heritage that the Veneranda Fabbrica has produced and collected in more than six hundred years of history in the course of its activities.
Info and Accessibility
The Archives and Library of the Veneranda Fabbrica are located in Piazza Duomo, 20.
In accordance with the provisions contained in the Council of Ministers’ Presidential Decree of 3 November 2020 regarding the containment of Covid-19, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano communicates that, starting from Thursday November 5th, 2020 and until new provisions, the study rooms of the Archive will be closed to the public.
The Annals are a collection of volumes that trace the history of the Fabbrica del Duomo from 1387 to 1875. The six volumes published so far are available online in searchable and downloadable PDF format, accompanied by indexes and appendices guiding users in their searches in this rich depository of information.
The variety of the archival heritage preserved in the Archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica reflects the complex history of the institution. In addition to accounting records, minutes of meetings and payment orders, there is also a rich photographic archive, a collection of drawings and the archive of the Music Chapel. This material, together with the publications kept in the library, provide a complete overview not only of the history of the Duomo, but of the entire city of Milan.