The Estorick Collection Library has a significant collection of works relating to twentieth-century Italian Art.
It is open to members of the public by appointment.
The Estorick Collection's library was formed from the basis of Eric Estorick's collection, which he put together throughout his life. This was donated to the Foundation on his death, along with his collection of modern Italian art, and is now housed on the top floor of the museum at Canonbury Square. The library contains over 2000 books, periodicals and catalogues focusing on twentieth-century Italian art and in addition, holds copies of every Futurist manifesto. The majority of books are in Italian or English and the museum is constantly acquiring new, relevant publications.
The assistant curator is happy to discuss individual enquiries and research requests and can be contacted on 020 7704 9522 or
use the contact form.
Use of the library costs £2.50 per visit (free for members) and appointments must be booked in advance on the above number or via email. A written reference is also required to access the library.