Roberto Longhi was born in Alba in 1890. He was the son of Linda Battaglia and Giovanni Longhi, a teacher of technology at the local Royal Oenological School.
Anna Banti (pseudonimo di Lucia Lopresti, Firenze 1895-Ronchi di Massa 1985) nacque il 27 giugno 1895 da una famiglia di buona borghesia.
There are roughly 70,000 photographs of works of art in the collection which belonged to Roberto Longhi. The photographs are divided in 133 folders.
The present day initiatives still respect the objectives set by Roberto Longhi in his last will, even if the nature of it has changed with the times.
Like the photo library and the collection of works of art, the Foundation's library is based on the collection of books which Roberto Longhi left to the institution.