Magazzino Italian Art Foundation Research Center serves as a resource for scholars and students. It offers an extensive library and archive of publications on a wide array of subjects, including Italian Art, Postwar and Contemporary Art, design, architecture, and Murano Glass. The collection provides a special focus on the Arte Povera movement, with nearly 1,000 books on the subject available to researchers. Magazzino Italian Art Foundation offers researchers the unique opportunity to both read the most important scholarship on Arte Povera as well as view the artworks on-site. Currently, the Research Center has over 5,000 publications, with 330 of those being rare book and archival material such as photographs, invitations, posters, and books; over twenty periodical subscriptions are also available.
A priority of the Research Center is to continue to actively develop the collection, with new purchases and gifts added daily to its holdings. The Research Center’s database is searchable for on-site researchers, and the collection’s holdings are also exported to the web-based library network WorldCat, where they are visible through targeted searches.
The Research Center is also equipped with state-of-the-art scanner technology, the KIC Bookeye 4, which is sensitive enough to scan archival material at 600 dpi resolution and allows for scholars to scan and send JPG or PDF files directly to their computers.
Magazzino Italian Art Foundation launched a Scholar-in-Residence program, hosted by the Research Center and now in its fourth year.