CRDAV (Centro Ricerca e Documentazione Arti Visive) - Rome’s Visual Arts Research & Documentation Centre - founded in 1979, is presently attached to the MACRO Contemporary Art Museum. Hosting a 70,000 volumes strong contemporary art library, a photoarchive, a large grey literature archive about contemporary artists, and a historical section with the private archive of Futurist artist Enrico Prampolini (1894-1956), CRDAV is one of the main resources for contemporary art research in Rome. Its library and archives are open on appointment only, and are usually closed during the month of August. You may contact us at: crdav.info [at] gmail.com. CRDAV is headed by Dr. Alessandro Califano.
Yeah, that’s my job… :-)
At the Italian National #Archives in Rome, Cultural Heritage Minister #Bray will introduce a 2-days meeting on Archives’ 60th anniversary. — Visual Arts Centre (@crdav_macro)
La memoria storica ed Internet.
Come, quando, perché (presentazione a tre voci - Dario e Jacopo Fo, Franca Rame - dell’archivio di Dario Fo e Franca Rame).
Tête d’homme (scythe ?)
env. IIIe -IVe siècle de notre ère
Section Afghanistan du musée Guimet
Les Scythes sont un ensemble de peuples nomades, d’origine indo-européenne, ayant vécu entre le VIIe siècle et le IIIe siècle av. J.-C. dans les steppes eurasiennes, une vaste zone allant de l’Ukraine à l’Altaï, en passant par le Kazakhstan. Les Perses désignaient ces peuples par le nom de Saka, francisé en Saces. Les sources assyriennes mentionnent les Saces dès 640 avant l’ère chrétienne.
Les Scythes ont joué un rôle aussi important en Asie centrale qu’en Europe. Pour les étudier, on dispose aussi des vestiges archéologiques, les nomades scythes ont laissé leurs tombes appelées les kourganes, ainsi que des « pierres à cerfs » et des roches gravées de motifs animaliers.
Le consensus scientifique actuel est que les Scythes parlaient une langue iranienne. De nombreux groupes ethniques continuent par ailleurs de se réclamer d’une ascendance scythe. Source
Archaeological artefact from Bamiyan at the Guimet Museum in Paris
Kept since 1992 at CRDAV – Rome’s Visual Arts Research and Documentation Centre at the MACRO Contemporary Art Museum – the private papers of Futurist artist Enrico Prampolini are going to be submitted to a full digitization process.
The next issue of EQUIPèCO, a journal for artistic and cultural research and documentation, will carry a short essay of mine, running under the title: Digitizing the Prampolini Archive – An Approach to Time and Figures.
The rosewater sprinkler is not an exclusively Islamic item but is an intrinsic part of Islamic culture; it is also part of Judaism and Hinduism…
Adrien von Ferscht - author of Meta-Museum, a specialized web site focusing on Chinese export silver - wrote Part 1 of his “Chinese Export Silver in the Islamic World” research exclusively for this MuseumStudies blog of mine.
This is Part 2 of the same study. Again, an excellent writing.
After a year of work, accelerated at Startup Wise Guys and Startup Chile, Brickflow public beta has been launched today! Turn your favorite social media into visual stories NOW!
Brickflow is an app to aggregate and curate your favorite media from Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and more. Build memorable stories and collections in a playful way, based on hashtags.
Looks like Brickflow has a lot of potential for cultural heritage institutions, too…
"Fishing with the fly" and sinergy building - these are two main pillars for a visual arts documentation centre to survive… #od2013crdav— Alessandro Califano (@a_califano) June 27, 2013
The Visual Arts Research and Documentation Centre's (Centro Ricerca e Documentazione Arti Visivie - CRDAV) Library (see picture 1) at MACRO Contemporary Art Museum, Rome (Italy) invites to an Open Doors day tomorrow - Thursday 27 June 2013 - to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Centre's first publication (see picture 2).
On this occasion, the history and collections of the Centre will be presented to visitors, guided tours will be given, and some of the key issues challenging a modern documentation centre will be discussed: appointments are at 11:00, 12:30, 15:00, and 16:30.
The latest acquisition of the Library - the full collection of the magazine EQUIPèCO, dedicated to cultural research and documentation - will also be available to the public, and its publisher will describe the rich itinerary of its making between 1997 and 2013).
Access - from the entrance to MACRO at 54, via Reggio Emilia (Rome, Italy) - is free, of course.
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