Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue


Collection consistency

The collection of the Natural History Library is divided into the following sections:

  • Modern books: 40,000 published volumes and opuscules

  • Antique books: 55 16th century publications; 100 17th century publications; 750 18th century publication; 600 19th century publications

  • Periodicals: periodicals no longer in publication: 2100; current periodicals: 620

  • Miscellaneous material:

    • Nardo Miscellany. Opusules and extracts collected by Giovanni Domenico Nardo (1802-1877). Size: approx 1500 items. Being catalogued.

    • Miscellanies. Opuscules and extracts of scientific interest and a certain rarity, dating 1800-1950. Size: approx. 1,000 items.

  • Antique collections:

    • Fondo Contarini. Papers of Conte Nicolò Contarini (1780-1849). Being Catalogued. Size: approx. 13,000 manuscripts.

    • Fondo Nardo. Papers of Gian Domenico Nardo (1802-1877). Uncatalogued. Size: approx. 15,000 manuscripts.

    • Fondo Dondi Dell’Orologio. Papers of Marchese Antonio Carlo Dondi Dell’Orologio (1751-1801). Uncatalogued. Size: approx. 2,000 manuscripts.

    • Fondo Miani. Papers of Giovanni Miani (1810-1872). Uncatalogued. Size: 101 folders.