Le radici di una comunità Project

The project is promoted by the State Archives of Prato in collaboration with the Association the ASPo – Friends of the State Archives of Prato and the support of the Cassa di Risparmio di Prato Foundation. The main objective is

Opening hours – COVID restrictions 2021

From Monday 1st February the study room of our Institute will observe the following times:   Monday and Wednesday 9.00 – 17.20 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 – 13.55.   Please note that access to the Study Room must be

Research Grants

The State Archive of Prato is a partner of the CNR in the RESTORE project (smaRt accESs TO digital heRitage and mEmory), co-financed by the Tuscany Region’s project for the autonomy of young people. The project involves the Istituto Opera


In compliance with the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 8, 2020, the Prato State Archives will remain closed to the public from March 9 until 2020. Starting from March 8, 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office adopted new measures to contain

Opening hours of the document exhibition in Palazzo Datini

From Monday 13 January, the document exhibition at the Prato State Archives will be open to the public at the following times: from Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pm, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons: from 3:00pm t0 5:00pm  Entrance: 41 Via ser Lapo

A goose feather pen

Someone forgot his goose feather pen in the bundle of Prato’s court, after having finished writing in and annotating a letterbook in 1831, ……….A scholar in the Reading Room rediscovered it just a few days ago.

Papers and belongings of a condemned man

In 1690 Antonio Giuliani was sentenced to be executed. The tribunal ordered the inventory of the contents of his house. His belongings were sold at auction. His papers, evidence of his debts, and his keys were conserved in a burlap sack which found