Biblioteca-Archivio "Renato Maestro" - Venezia


Biblioteca-Archivio "Renato Maestro" of the Jewish Community of Venice was established in the mid-1980s. In additional to a number of books dating from the first half of the 16th century to modern times, the archive holds a rich collection of manuscript papers, including minutes and documents produced by the different Jewish "nationi" making up the Venetian ghetto population.The archive holds also a rich collection of about 500 musical manuscript scores produced between the mid-19th and mid-20th century when the organ and mixed and female choirs were introduced in the synagogue service.


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