INDUSTRIAL PAPER ARCHEOLOGY - National Convention 27-28 May 2016

The Industrial Paper Heritage in Italy : Its history, places, and enhancement.This is the title of the convention that the Gianfranco Fedrigoni Foundation, Istituto Europeo di Storia della Carta e delle Scienze Cartarie (European Institute of Paper History and Paper Science) (ISTOCARTA) based in  Fabriano has planned, for this following 27th and28th of May 2016, at the magnificent ‘Oratorio della Carità’. Fabriano, being the unique location for the Convention, “The city of paper,” par excellence, and having an inheritance of an industrial archeological heritage, which dates back to the XIII century, has developed itself into industry, starting from 1782 with Cartiere Miliani Fabriano, which was taken over by the Fedrigoni Group in 2002, taking the name “FABRIANO”. It is the first convention in Italy on industrial paper archeology. It was promoted and greatly desired by the G. Fedrigoni ISTOCARTA Foundation, and supported by the ‘ Associazione Italiana del Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale’ (AIPAI) as well as by the Center for Research and Services on the Landscape of the Marche Polytechnic University ( Centro di Ricerca e Servizio sul Paesaggio dell’Università Politecnica delle Marche) , which have all collaborated in organizing the initiative. 


In order to make the very interesting program of these two days even richer, on Friday 27th May 2016 at 5.30 pm at the Oratorio della Carità – at the end of the first day of the convention- there will be the presentation of the third volume of the prestigious series of the History of Paper “L’era del segno” edited in its first two volumes (Volume 1 in 2003 and Volume2 in 2006) by Cartiere Miliani Fabriano - Fedrigoni Group, which today ideally passes the baton to the G. Fedrigoni ISTOCARTA Foundation with this last volume entitled LA FORMA. Formisti e Cartai nella Storia della Carta Occidentale (THE MOULD. Paper-and Mould-Makers in the History of Western Paper)  curated by Giancarlo Castagnari (paper historian), which represents , without a doubt, one-of – a- kind in its genre in Italy for the topic dealt with, the “mould” – indispensable tool for the production of hand-made paper since the XIII century- which is narrated in its historic and techno-scientific realm; it was born out of the desire to make known and enhance the precious 2.295 watermarked “moulds”(dating back to 1846), inherited by the historic Cartiere Miliani Fabriano; recently restored and transferred to the historical paper archeology building in Fabriano, headquarters of the G. Fedrigoni ISTOCARTA Foundation.   


For more information, see Press.