Italian Art Collection
The Italian Art Collection is made up of 171 titles, mostly relating to major Italian artists and principally published in Italy during the 1950s. The collection also includes Italian museum catalogues. Most of the books are in Italian. It is part of the Turnbull Named Collections.
This collection is largely of unknown provenance; however, some of the books were donated by the Italian government to New Zealand in 1958.
Pietro Aretino, Lettere sull’arte, 1957. Record page
Access items in this collection
Original items in this collection can be requested through the Library’s catalogue and consulted in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room.
This collection is catalogued online and may be called up as a list on the National Library catalogue by searching ‘ItalArt’ using the ‘in call number’ search option in the NLNZ catalogue advanced search.
Carrà, sei tavole a colori, 1951. Record page