PhotoARTchives. Gli archivi fotografici del patrimonio artistico fra analogico e digitale

The PhotoARTchives Summer School is a highly specialized initiative that aims to train professionals able to manage the processes of study, conservation and enhancement of the photographic archives in their analogical and digital form.
Year 2019
Main Department Department of Cultural Heritage
Campus Bologna, Ravenna
Credits Programme without credits
Cost 500 € both terms, 300€ single term
Starting date Jun 03, 2019
Finishing date Jun 14, 2019
Application deadline May 15, 2019 (Expired)
Course overview
The Summer School is divided into two modules, which can also be attended separately. The first module takes place from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June, 2019. The second module takes place from Monday 10th to Friday 14th June 2019. The historical and cultural value and the information potential of this special type of archives, very diversified in form and content, are emerging strongly in recent years. At the same time, awareness that the management and communication of such collections requires a set of skills that are difficult to acquire following traditional training courses has grown. The Summer School therefore presents a transversal training offer that includes modules on the history of photography, history and recognition of photographic techniques, conservation standards, cataloguing standards, digitization processes and enhancement tools, copyright legislation, creation and management of born-digital archives related to cultural heritage documentation.
Subject area
Sciences and technology, Sociology, Economics, Law
Learning outcomes
The Summer school is characterized by a highly practical approach that includes exercises, visits and laboratory activities, occasions that will help the participants to approach the extraordinary world of the archives of the artistic heritage: not only places of conservation and sedimentation of materials, but processing centers of knowledge waiting to be transmitted through new tools and languages.
Number of participants
35 per term
10 days
Admission qualifications
The Summer School is aimed at graduates (minimum three-year degree requirement, obtained before the start of training activities) and at operators in the field of photographic archives and libraries.

Applications for admission, accompanied by a brief curriculum of study and professional qualifications and a motivation letter, must be received by Wednesday 15th May at the Fondazione Federico Zeri's secretariat, at the address:
Academic director
Alessandro Iannucci, Francesca Mambelli, Luigi Tomassini
Place of teaching
Bologna, Fondazione Federico Zeri
Ravenna, Department of Cultural Heritage

Francesca Candi - Eleonora Zonno

Fondazione Federico Zeri


Piazzetta Giorgio Morandi, 2 40125 Bologna BO

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