Access the Online Archive
Search the Historical Archive of the Pirelli Foundation for sources and materials. Select the type of support you are interested in and write the keywords of your research.
  • Documents
  • Photographs
  • Drawings and posters
  • Audio-visuals
  • Publications and magazines
  • All
Help with your research
To request to view the materials in the Historical Archive and in the libraries of the Pirelli Foundation for study and research purposes and/or to find out how to request the use of materials for loans and exhibitions, please fill in the form below. You will receive an email confirming receipt of the request and you will be contacted.

I declare that I have read and understood the privacy statement concerning the processing of my personal data[DTJI1] ,  and, pursuant to Art. 6 of the GDPR, I authorise the Pirelli Foundation to process my personal data for the purposes described therein. .

Fields marked with * are mandatory
Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

Select the education level of the school
  • Primary schools

  • Lower secondary school

  • Upper secondary school

  • University

Back
Primary schools
Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses
Please fill in your details and the staff of Pirelli Foundation Educational will contact you to arrange the dates of the course.

I declare that I have read and understood the privacy statement concerning the processing of my personal data[DTJI1] ,  and, pursuant to Art. 6 of the GDPR, I authorise the Pirelli Foundation to process my personal data for the purposes described therein. .

Fields marked with * are mandatory
Back
Lower secondary school
Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses
Please fill in your details and the staff of Pirelli Foundation Educational will contact you to arrange the dates of the course.

I declare that I have read and understood the privacy statement concerning the processing of my personal data[DTJI1] ,  and, pursuant to Art. 6 of the GDPR, I authorise the Pirelli Foundation to process my personal data for the purposes described therein. .

Fields marked with * are mandatory
Back
Upper secondary school
Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses
Please fill in your details and the staff of Pirelli Foundation Educational will contact you to arrange the dates of the course.

I declare that I have read and understood the privacy statement concerning the processing of my personal data[DTJI1] ,  and, pursuant to Art. 6 of the GDPR, I authorise the Pirelli Foundation to process my personal data for the purposes described therein. .

Fields marked with * are mandatory
Back
University
Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

Do you want to organize a training programme with your students? For information and reservations, write to universita@fondazionepirelli.org

Visit the Foundation
For information on the Foundation's activities and admission to the spaces,
please call +39 0264423971 or write to visite@fondazionepirelli.org

I declare that I have read and understood the privacy statement concerning the processing of my personal data[DTJI1] ,  and, pursuant to Art. 6 of the GDPR, I authorise the Pirelli Foundation to process my personal data for the purposes described therein. .

Fields marked with * are mandatory

Preserving Knowledge
and Promoting Reading

Preserving Knowledge
and Promoting Reading

The first Pirelli library was set up in 1928, when a subscription library with 800 books was made available to personnel who were members of the Dopolavoro Aziende Pirelli, the workers’ club. It was one of the first examples of a company promoting reading and the start of long tradition that Pirelli has continued to this day with company libraries in the Headquarters at Milano Bicocca, in the factory in Bollate and in the Industrial Centre in ​​Settimo Torinese. But there is more, for the company has also been collecting scientific texts for over a century, and these now form part of the Scientific and Technical Library at the Pirelli Foundation. The panorama of Pirelli libraries ends with the Pirelli Foundation Library, which has books ranging from the history of the company to corporate communication.

Multimedia

Video

Parole Insieme

Books selected for you
From the world of books

The Foundation recommends

A Story As Long As…
... a dachshund, an airship, a comet. These and other subjects hatched by the imagination of Pino Tovaglia stretch out across the 56 pages of Una storia lunga come, published by Lazy Dog. This game-book was presumably created in the late 1960s or early 1970s, when Tovaglia was working with...
Rosellina Archinto and Emme Edizioni, which at the time was the only Italian publishing company for children’s books that published works created by designers. This unique exercise in style, adapted for contemporary publication, takes us into a story as long as, and as great as, the imagination and creativity of Pino Tovaglia, one of the most remarkable figures in international design and graphics of the twentieth century. Tovaglia started his career as an assistant to Carlo Carrà at the Scuola Superiore di Arte of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and then made experimental short films for Pagot Film. He contributed to the newspaper La Notte and worked with Finmeccanica, creating an advertising campaign that earned him the Palma d’Oro for Advertising as early as 1954. In 1955 he was one of the founders of the Italian Association of Visual Communication Design (AIAP). One of his best-known designs is the Lombardy Region logo, created with Bruno Munari, Bob Noorda and Roberto Sambonet, winner of the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979. He worked for the most important Italian companies, including RAI, for which he and Bruno Bozzetto also worked in the field of animation. Tovaglia created famous advertisements and also designed exhibition stands for Pirelli, and he became the art director of Pirelli magazine. He reinvented the logo of the Long P for the campaigns of Il Centro, the company’s in-house agency, in the late 1960s. The logo can also be seen in this book: the word “Pirelli” moves on a truck that Tovaglia imagines on a bridge as long as the objects, landscapes, and animals that inhabit the pages that follow. In a comment, the author’s daughter, Irene Tovaglia, describes them: “Looking at that crocodile unravelling his armour onto a spool of thread so as not to crumple it before going to sleep, I can only thank my father for having so often evoked in his work the games we played with him when we were little girls […]. Thank you for bequeathing to us this vision of yours and these stories so full of questions why.”  

Una storia lunga come
Illustrations by Pino Tovaglia
Text by Marta Sironi
Lazy Dog, 2022
   

The Foundation recommends

Gianni Rodari
Giovanni, a.k.a. Gianni, Rodari, was born in Omegna on 23 October 1920 and died in Rome on 14 April 1980. Rodari, renowned and appreciated for his fantasy stories, was also a great theorist of children's narrative. In his Grammatica della fantasia (Grammar of fantasy) he aimed to “find the consistent...
Giovanni, a.k.a. Gianni, Rodari, was born in Omegna on 23 October 1920 and died in Rome on 14 April 1980. Rodari, renowned and appreciated for his fantasy stories, was also a great theorist of children's narrative. In his Grammatica della fantasia (Grammar of fantasy) he aimed to “find the consistent features of fantasy writing, the laws that invention still hasn't explored”, claiming the space that fantasy and imagination should have in everyone's life.

About us