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CAMERA is committed to investing in photographic heritage through the project of the Census of collections and photographic archives in Italy.


CAMERA also dedicates commitment and expertise to the study of photo archives, including the creation of exhibitions and publications of materials from public and private funds.

Censimento Fotografia

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The project started in December 2015 with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Central Institute for Catalog and Documentation of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism and CAMERA; in November 2016 the Directorate of Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Neighborhoods joined the project in order to increase it with the census of the collections of contemporary photography.


The Census aims to identify insitutions who hold collections or photographic archives by retrieving information on the type, the size and on the characteristics of the photographic materials conserved; systematic knowledge of this important field of cultural heritage will be the cornerstone on which to set the policies for its protection and development, and will create a single point of access for sharing, consultation and study, and furthermore enhance the visibility of individual archives species than those with fewer resources.


A project to which each Institution can participate describing, via the web, their photographic archive through a model derived from ministerial standards.

Activities for archives

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CAMERA is committed to the development of studies on photographic archives through specific agreements and conventions. Among our projects, in addition to those dedicated to archives belonging to our institutional partners Eni and Intesa Sanpaolo, these are also the ones with Valdesian Church, Compagnia di San Paolo, City of Turin, Turin transport Group, Institute for the Hebrew traditions “B. & A. Terracini “, Piedmont Region.