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Congress on the National Catalogue of Cultural Properties


As implementation now forges ahead for the SIGEC Web cataloguing system and the “Regional Cataloguing Sourcebook”, it is also appropriate return to a moment of reflection on the grounding mission of the National Catalogue of Cultural Property, as laid down by the Law on Cultural Heritage and Landscape.

Artelibro, Bologna — Photographic archives of the superintendencies: history and preservation


ARTELIBRO - logoAt the 11th Artelibro Festival, 23 September 2011, the Emilia-Romagna Regional Directorate for Cultural and Landscape Heritage will present the Acts of the Venice Congress (2008). There will also be an exhibit of examples of archival photographs from a number of superintendencies, and participants are invited to a brief guided visit to the photographic archives of the Superintendency for Historic, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

La Catalogazione dei Beni Demoetnoantropologici


ALDEALa CATALOGAZIONE DEI BENI DEMOETNOANTROPOLOGICI. E’ questo il titolo del corso che l’ICCD organizza per i demoetnoantropologi interessati ad approfondire la conoscenza delle metodologie della catalogazione.

YouTube Video: Medieval Castles in Puglia


Castel del Monte - Veduta dall'esterno(DGT012339)A new YouTube video is available: Medieval Castles in Puglia “From Frederick of Swabia to court life of in Medieval and later times”.

Summer closings


Logo ICCDThe following is the list of summer closings for the National Aerial Photographic Archives, National Photographic Archive, Archive of Catalogue cards, Museum Archive of Historic Photography (MAFoS) and Library.

The exhibit Focus on Heritage: 150 years of images of UNESCO sites in Italy arrives in Beirut and Teheran


Agrigento The tour of the photograph exhibit is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ICCD in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italian unity. Beirut is the third stop, after Budapest and Minsk, in a circuit of cities in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

23 June 2011 — Special seminar on Geo-archaeological research: methods, applications and new developments


AerofototecaThe Lazio Order of Geologists, Rome Special Superintendency for Archaeological Heritage, Lerici Foundation and ICCD National Aerial Photographic Archive present a thematic seminar on geo-archaeological research methods, norms and identification techniques.

ADVANCE NOTICE: 2011 construction work (document in Italian only)


Logo ICCDA ministerial decree dated 26 May 2011 has approved the triennial program of public works for 2011-2013 and the detailed list of works for 2011. 

go to Transparency, evaluation and merit: Advance notice

Notice of temporary closure: Aerial Photo and Catalogue Card Archives


Logo ICCDConsultation of the National Aerial Photo Archive and Archive of Catalogue Cards is temporarily suspended for renovation works.

Photographing the regions: the Photographic Laboratory campaigns



The Photographic Laboratory is releasing the first of a series of products that illustrate its activities in heritage documentation: a video on Rocca Calascio, a village in the Province of Aquila.

12th Annual Culture Week: ICCD Programme


XIII Settimana della Cultura After an initial run beginning March 15, the ICCD is scheduled to reopen the exhibit Postcards from Italy - Turin, Florence, Rome: Three capitals celebrate 150 years of Italy, from April 15 to 19. The exhibit is mounted at the Museum Archives of Historic Photography (MAFoS), and is accompanied by workshop “Caring for your memories”, dealing with the care and preservation of historic photos and photo equipment.

Thursday 31 March 2011, Ferrara - The ICCD participates in the Exhibition on the Art of Restoration and Conservation of Cultural and Environmental Heritage, 18th Edition


Roma, Circo Massimo, 14 maggio 1986Technical Meeting:
Strategy for Conservation of “Composite”
Collections in the National Air Photograph Archive, ICCD

Organised by the ICCD, the Central Institute for Restoration and Conservation of Archival and Library Heritage (ICPAL) and the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro (ISCR).

Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding on cataloguing between MiBAC and the Region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia


Logo ICCDThe documents for renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia were signed on Wednesday 23 March 2011, at Villa Manin.

Exhibit “Focus on Heritage: 150 years of images of UNESCO sites in Italy” opens in Minsk


AgrigentoThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for National Promotion selected the ICCD exhibit as one of the events for celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Italian Unity, and is travelling the show to embassies throughout the world.

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Cultural Heritage and Activities have produced a new edition of the catalogue to accompany the exhibit.

The ICCD participates in Exhibition on the Art of Restoration and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage, 18th Edition


Ritratto femminile“Caring for your memories”

Workshop on how to preserve photo collections, negatives on glass or film, family photo albums and antique photo equipment.

The public is invited to bring their “photo memories” to the workshop for expert examinations and advice.