ARCHIVE SECTION: HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND LIBRARY

The museum has started to collect an enormous heritage of photographs and documentation relative to the navy and the merchant navy of every epoch and every nation. Having lost the chance to save the famous "Barilli" Collection that went abroad, as d'ID the Cav. Agosto's Collection, the museum exhorts collectors and private owners, who are the main source of this precious material, not to scatter these important documents.
Such a recommendation has been, in part, accepted and now the phenomenon is decreasing thanks to a greater sensibility and attention.
The museum is equipped with a rapidly growing "professional" library, which also serves the needs of internal researchers and museum operators. The preminent and essential subject matters of the library are: Navigation, Nautical Astronomy, Oceanography, Meteorology, Naval Architecture, Maritime Law, Marine History, Underwater Archaeology, Malacology, Navigational Safety, Exploration, History of Maritime Health, Nautical History, Oceanic Sailing and Cape Horn, Port Administration, Maritime Trade, Shipyard, Modelling, Fishing, Underwater Research and Work, Steam Navigation, etc. The library, although not yet adequately organized, is already of interest to the public due to the presence of researchers and scholars (also graduands) who come to consult and confer.
Also of great interest are the collections of magazines specialising in naval history and technology.
These collections transform the museum into a centre of study and work and not just a "container".
The library will soon join the National Library System with the intention of inserting all the museums resources into the local cultural circle. Oceanography, Meteorology, Naval Architecture, Maritime Law, Marine History, Underwater Archaeology, Malacology, Navigational Safety, Exploration, History of Maritime Health, Nautical History, Oceanic Sailing and Cape Horn, Port Administration, Maritime Trade, Shipyard, Modelling, Fishing, Underwater Research and Work, Steam Navigation, etc.
The library, although not yet adequately organized, is already of interest to the public due to the presence of researchers and scholars (also graduands) who come to consult and confer.
Also of great interest are the collections of magazines specialising in naval history and technology.
These collections transform the museum into a centre of study and work and not just a "container".
The library will soon join the National Library System with the intention of inserting all the museums resources into the local cultural circle.

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