The British Institute Archive

The Archive contains documentation relating to the Institute’s rich history spanning almost the entire twentieth-century. The special collections of nineteenth-century and twentieth-century material are devoted to individuals or families with a particular connection to Florence: some of these were English travellers passing through the city on tour, others became those residents known as the Anglo-Florentines.


Our special collections:


If you wish to consult the archive you need to make an appointment. For further information, please  write to us on, or call us on  +39 055 2677 8270 (between 14:30 and 18:30 CET)