Museu Picasso de Barcelona

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Library collection

The collection the library holds is diverse. Highlights are Picasso exhibition catalogues (from 1920 to present), books on the artist and bibliophile editions (without the original etchings), and the collection of Catalan avant-garde magazines containing over 80 titles from the first decades of the 20th century where Picasso is constantly present.

The Museum library also has a special collection of books illustrated by Picasso, largely comprising the personal collection which Jaume Sabartés donated to the Museu Picasso. The collection contains books of the artist with original etchings and lithographs, with dedications from Picasso and other outstanding 20th century friends-artists. This collection is considered reserved material and is not open access. Twenty-one books in digital format from the archive may also be consulted at the library.

The library also has a historical press collection on Picasso and updated information on exhibitions organised around the world including the artist’s work.