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Bibliographic funds

Indire’s book heritage

In addition to the archival documentation, there is a rich book heritage made up of textbooks and children’s literature, collected in volumes, richly illustrated periodicals and a small group of abacus books and syllabaries from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The analysis of these funds and their bibliographic description have been the subject of publications, exhibitions and catalogues:

  • For fun and for real. Reading and recreation books of the Indire Antiquarian Fund of youth literature, P. Giorgi, M. Zangheri, I. Zoppi (edited by), Florence, Indire, 2018 – Consult the publicationVirtual exhibition
  • Catalogue of the Indire antiquarian fund of youth literature in foreign languages, M. Zangheri (edited by), Florence, Indire, 2021 – Consult the catalogueVirtual exhibition
  • 100 images of school books. The Antiquarian Collection of the National schools Museum of Florence (16th-18th centuries) – INDIRE, A. Anichini, P. Giorgi (edited by), Florence, All’Insegna del Giglio, 2013 – PurchaseConsult the publicationVirtual exhibition

Furthermore, Indire preserves an antiquarian collection (15th-19th century) of texts dedicated to teaching and didactics.


Video: The textbook and the history of Italians


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