Terminals located in the Reading Room

The task of the Documentation Service of the Museo Nacional del Prado is to assemble and organize the historical, scientific and technical information relating to the Museum Collections. This information is fully available from the terminals located in the Reading Room; also Online Gallery provides partial access to this information. Additionally, the Documentation Service holds the information files on works of art, including essential and bibliographic information.


Consultation of the Collection Files

Boxes and envelopes containing information on paper – such as bibliographies, old photographs, handwritten notes and inventory photocopies - on the Museo del Prado’s works of art, can be consulted in the Reading Room. Although most of this information is already included in the database, this is a major source to study the Museum works.

Consultation of Museo del Prado Collection Database

The computer terminals available in the Reading Room provide access to the Museo Nacional del Prado complete collections database. It allows searching by author, title, dating, technique, support, school of art, among others. It also offers other possibilities such as searching by old inventory numbers, iconography and origin. Each painting, sculpture and drawing is accompanied by imagines and bibliography found in the Museum own library.

Contact and suggestions

For enquiries relating to services and activities of the Documentation Service, please call +34 91 330 29 73 or send an e-mail to documentacion@museodelprado.es

For enquiries relating to the Museo del Prado works of art, please send an e-mail to consultas.coleccion@museodelprado.ess

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