The Library of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires was created in the sixties, shortly after the Museo was founded. Its mission is to collect, preserve, organize and promote the bibliographic and documental heritage of the visual arts in the 20th and 21st centuries. It has over 7000 volumes including library material and exhibition catalogues. It also possesses all the publications brought out by the Museo from its founding to the present day.

The periodicals collection is made up of 125 titles and over 1900 copies of specialized Argentine and overseas art publications. In 2018, the catalogue will be published online. Notable publications in this collection include: Ver y estimar, Arte Madí, Perceptismo, Arte nuevo, and Boa.

It is one of the most important libraries in its field in the country. Access is public and free and its collections can be consulted by anyone who needs them, be they researchers, students or the general public.

Under the current administration, the Library and Documentation Centre have begun the process of digitizing the bibliographic catalogue, which is currently available online to facilitate searches and users’ access to information. In addition, the ‘Documentos de Arte Moderno’ project has begun. This involves the classification and description of the different documentary sources of the archive, the implementation of a set of measures for the preventative conservation and digitization of documents and the upload of the resulting files to an internet platform so they can be consulted by the general public. This project is part of a wider initiative involving the Patrimony and Library departments whose ultimate goal is to make available and cross-reference the documentary sources with the artworks in the Museo collection.

Consult the library’s ONLINE CATALOGUE

  • Online catalogue publically available
  • Reading room (Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00)
  • Specialized art reference books
  • Preparation of specialized bibliographies
  • In person, telephone and email enquiries
  • Bibliographic news and alerts
  • Photocopying service
  • Internet access (Wi Fi)


Address: Alsina 963 PB, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00
Telephone: (+54 11) 4342-3001
Email: [email protected]
Free Entrance. Open to the General Public