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Conservation | 27/12/2022

The Uffizi Library reopens with new lighting

The Uffizi Library reopens with new lighting

the restoration lasted 20 monthes

At the end of a restoration and adaptation project that lasted a year and a half, from 27 December the Library - known as the "Magliabechiana" after the name of the scholar who was its first director, Antonio Magliabechi (1633-1714) - reopens to the public, with new eco-friendly lighting.

The cost of the operation was around 250,000 euro. Since 5 February last year, its rooms have undergone a structural consolidation operation to remedy the failures of time, which was also necessary to introduce more modern and efficient technologies to serve both the book collection and users. The lighting system has been completely renewed, in the name of energy saving and visual comfort: the old lamps have been replaced with modern, energy-saving LEDs, strategically positioned on the boxes, shelves and tables. The final effect also emphasises the historicity and architectural elegance of the space.

The Magliabechiana Library will be accessible free of charge to scholars on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information see the page on our website

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