The Istituto di Storia della Carta “Gianfranco Fedrigoni” (ISTOCARTA) – dedicated to one of the most tenacious and illuminated entrepreneurs in the sector of international and national paper production , Mr. Gianfranco Fedrigoni - was established in Fabriano on the 8th of March 2011 by the Fedrigoni S.p.A., a family owned business that has devoted all its passion and competence to the sector of paper manufacturing for the past five generations and which took over the historical paper-mill Miliani Fabriano and its inestimable paper heritage in 2002.
ISTOCARTA is based in Fabriano – in the evocative historical Cartiere Miliani building complex –the “city of paper” per excellence , which has been ranked as the first to have ever manufactured and traded paper all over the world for eight consecutive centuries running, handing down a cultural tradition which has enriched the historiography on paper since the mid-eighteen hundreds, in addition to archive, archaeological and historical assets of inestimable worth pertaining to Cartiere Miliani Fabriano to be conserved . Fabriano is the only head office in Italy which cannot be transferred elsewhere. (Art. 2 of the Articles of Association ISTOCARTA).
The Institute was officially recognised as legal entity on the 16th of April 2012.
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