Library

Transferring knowledge

One of the library’s main objectives is to transfer the valuable information about the modern art of Azerbaijan, our outstanding artists, sculptors to the publicity. Speaking about contemporaries, we surely do not forget about our roots as for everything has its background, and we are proud that our cultural heritage is one of the richest heritages in the world.

In library of the Museum of Modern Art the rich collection of books and catalogues about art of modern, ancient and medieval periods is presented.

In the presence of rich fund of the modern art in the Museum, we keep on expanding the assortment of fund of the library. The catalogues of modern national artists and sculptors, such as Tair Salahov, Rasim Babayev, Chingiz Farzaliyev, Altay Sadikh-zadeh, Elmira Shahtahtinskaya, Togrul Narimanbekov, Nadir Gasimov, Omar Eldarov, have been collected for a short term. The library also conducts works on purchasing of materials on cultural heritage of world schools. Interesting collections with materials about schools and different styles of world artists, as well as many kinds of painting (the Greek painting, realism, rococo, romanticism, serigraphic, abstract painting, dadaism, impressionism, cubism, modernist style, surrealism, expressionism etc.) are assembled in the library fund.

The unique editions of the European publishing houses devoted to great artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Salvador Dali, Toulouse-Lotrek, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Bosch, Gauguin, Manet, Modigliani, Velasquez, to sculptures of Roden, Gaudi, Kalatrava, Piano Renzo etc. also are presented in our collection. The assortment of book fund involves the works of more than 300 authors, including scientific editions which can be useful for research works.

Our library has a set of advantages, and one of them is the unlimited pastime in it. It creates favorable conditions in particular for schoolchildren and students who can freely use the exclusive literature inaccessible in city libraries and bookshops. And the fans of traveling could be pleased with books about world museums, such as Vatican, the Louvre, the Hermitage, Museum D’Orse, Uffitsi Gallery; as well as historical books on world cathedrals and ancient architecture are also accessible here.

For the purpose of continuous access to museum library the subscription is provided. In the library the record of readers on subscriptions is made, library service is carried out, thematic inquiries on the basis of our fund are realized, and also the circle of users and their information requirements is studied.