Documentation Center

The Library of the National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museum do Chiado, brings together a bibliographic collection of particular importance such as the catalogs of major national exhibitions from the end of the nineteenth century to our days, the documentation about the awards and the catalogs of the exhibitions sponsored by SPN / SNI, catalogs of the Biennials of Venice and São Paulo, and the periodics of reference, as the Occidente, Brotéria, Panorama and Colóquio Artes.

In its catalog  can also be found works of the main authors of national art historiography from the twentieth century, as Virgílio Correia, Joaquim Vasconcelos, Fernando Pamplona, Diogo de Macedo, Adriano de Gusmão, José Augusto França, among others. Recent donations came to enrich this bibliographic and documentary heritage. 

Consultation by appointment only.