Cuore – Research, study and archives center is closed until June, 22, 2024. Research and consultation services are still provided, by appointment.
Triennale Milano

Archives, collections and library

Our cultural heritage

A unique view of our institution's cultural heritage and historical memory, from design to art, architecture to theater, graphics to photography. From the first Biennale di Monza in 1923 to the laying of the foundation stone of the Palazzo dell'Arte in 1933 to the exploration of space and the unknown, a journey through more than 100 years of history.

Illustration by Jonathan Calugi
Cuore traces the history of the institution's heritage through the wealth of archival materials and collections.

Explore hundreds of contents

Photo by Gianluca Di Ioia

The archives conserve material on the International Exhibitions and the activities of Triennale from 1923 to today, with documents, press articles, collections of posters, drawings and plans, architectural models, material on the theater over 30,000 photographs and more than 2,000 film and audio recordings.

Photo by Alessandro Saletta and Delfino Sisto Legnani – DSL Studio

The Triennale Collections system is made up of the Italian Design Collection, the Giovanni Sacchi Collection and the Art collection, along with the collections of some of the great designers including Alessandro Mendini, Cinzia Ruggeri, Ettore Sottsass, Nanni Strada and Saul Steinberg.

Photo by Gianluca Di Ioia

The library comprises a selection of Italian and international titles available to researchers and enthusiasts. The texts – over 22,000 books and 800 periodicals– deal with architecture, design, art, town planning and history.


You can access Cuore Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.
Materials that are not open for consultation are accessible Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, by appointment.
For all inquiries write to

Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani, DSL Studio

Discover more about Cuore

Research and innovation
Coming back to life is Triennale research Center, which carries out scholarly and academic studies and research on central issues of our present and develops innovative projects and services.
A platform for development, dissemination of information and discussion, dedicated to the collections and archives of public and private bodies.
The design of the space
The design of the space reveals once more the original architecture designed by Giovanni Muzio in 1933 and is part of a pathway to development and restoration involving the whole of the Palazzo dell’Arte.