XIII Settimana della Cultura d'Impresa 2014

The Historical Archive of Miliani Fabriano Paper Mills.The history of a dynasty in the Paper Universe is the event of Gianfranco Fedrigoni Foundation, European Institute of Paper History and Paper Sciences ISTOCARTA, Fabriano, on the occasione of the 13th Settimana della Cultura d’Impresa (the week of the business culture) promoted by Confindustria and Museimpresa (the Italian Association of Business Archives and Museums). From 13th to 23rd of November 2014, extraordinary opening to the public of the Historical Archives of Miliani Fabriano Paper Mills(headquarters of Gianfranco Fedrigoni Foundation ISTOCARTA), with a guided tour, the exhibition of documents dated since 1782, of the “hand-moulds” for hand papermaking, of the artistic watermarks, of the most famous wax engraversand demonstration by papermaker Sandro Tiberi.

It was possible to visit the Historical Archives of Miliani Fabriano Paper Mills, the first business archives declared «historically interesting» in Italy on 20th of July 1964.

A source for Italian and international history of paper and paper sciences. A historical paper heritage unique in its genre all over the world, dated since 1782: documents, historical photos, watermarks, hand-moulds for the handmade paper,  wire clothes to produce paper by the cylinder machine, dies commissioned by National and International Banks and by Historical Companies of Made in Italy (FIAT, Liquore Strega, Fernet Branca, Stabilimento Ricordi, etc.).

The Settimana della Cultura d’Impresa, is at its 13th Edition, was an important event and an opportunity to enhance and know the history of Made in Italy. The paper history of Fabriano, city of paper par excellance, fits into this event for  its 750 years of history and tradition (1264 - 2014) and for the « dynasty» of the Miliani family, that in  1782, thanks to Pietro Miliani, founded the  Miliani Fabriano Paper Mills owned since 2002 by Fedrigoni S.p.A., and still active on the national and international territory.


To see the video on TgR Marche, click here.

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To see the video "L'Archivio Storico delle Cartiere Miliani - Il racconto" published on  ww.marche.tv, click here.


To see the video "L'Archivio Storico delle Cartiere Miliani - Il mastro cartaio" published on  www.marche.tv, click here.


Photographer: Maurizio Cimarra