A source for scholars, researchers and enthusiasts
The second floor of the Nativity Museum houses a specialized library containing publications and texts devoted to the nativity scene, the nativity, and the world of Christmas in general. This collection, begun and created by founder Don Giacomo Piazzoli in the 1970s, includes more than five hundred volumes, steadily growing, dating from the 19th century to the present day. These books come from Italy and all over the world and include works that belonged to the founder, acquisitions, donations and exchanges with Italian and foreign organizations, associations and cultural institutions.
The collection includes texts on the history of the nativity, Italian and foreign nativity schools, nativity art, biographies, catalogs, and monographs. In addition, there”s a section devoted to publications and archaeological studies related to places in the Holy Land. You will also find crib-making manuals, texts on Christmas and Christmas traditions, texts on museology and museography, local and regional history, and art history.
The library is available by appointment for scholars, researchers and enthusiasts. To arrange a visit to the library, you can contact the museum through the contact information provided.