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The Casati Archives

Based in the United States, The Casati Archives is the world's only data source and image bank devoted to preserving the artistic and cultural legacy of the Marchesa Luisa Casati. It was founded by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino in 1999 upon the original publication of Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati and is the result of their continuing international research and collecting. In addition to a wealth of original materials, books and ephemera, this ever-growing library contains artwork reproductions and photographs of and inspired by the Marchesa Casati. The Casati Archives has provided images and information for writers, researchers and publishers worldwide, as well as performed consulting services for such organizations as the Victoria and Albert Museum (London); Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou (Paris); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City); Musée d'Orsay (Paris); Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris); Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto); Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (Gardone Riviera); UniCredit Mediocredito Centrale SpA (Roma); Istituto Italiano di Cultura (New York City, Toronto, London and Malta); UniCredit Mediocredito Centrale SpA (Roma); Palazzo Braschi (Roma); Palazzo Fortuny (Venezia); Padova Palazzo Zabarella (Padova); Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art (London); Fondazione Axel Munthe Villa San Michele (Capri); Guggenheim Bilbao (Bilbao); Museu Diocesa de Barcelona (Barcelona); Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Kunstler Vorarlbergs (Bregenz); Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo); Réunion des musées nationaux–Grand Palais (Paris); Cartier (Paris); Bulgari (Roma); Condé Nast (worldwide); Museo della Moda e del Costume a Palazzo Pitti (Firenze); Kunsthaus Zürich (Zürich); Television West/Channel 4 (UK); Rogers TV (Canada); RealLife Television/Canale 5 (Italy) and the premier international auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's.


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Archivio Casati

Kindly note that The Casati Archives is not affiliated with the Archivio Casati. Based in Italy, the latter is a separate entity which preserves official historical documentation recognizing the nobility of the Casati family and all of its branches since the year 1200. 

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