Honorary Members

Claudio ALFONSI

Born in Pergola (PU) May 29, 1939, a paper and chemical expert. Between the years 1960 and 1971 he worked at several important paper companies in Italy, in which, covering various roles, he was able to delve into different aspects of the production of paper and cellulose. From 1972 to 1980 he worked with the group, Ahlstrom a Mathi Canavese, with increasing responsibility eventually becoming the Director of Production in 1978. In 1980 he joined the Fedrigoni group as a Director at Varone, Riva del Garda. Subsequently, he held other important positions in various companies of the group, contributing to their development. He has also been the CEO of the group since 2007. In March, 2014 Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" awarded him the degree Honoris Causa in economics and business administration.

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Terenzio BALDONI

He teaches humanities at the Liceo Classico "F. Stelluti" in Fabriano. He graduated with a thesis on "Industria della carta e movimento operaio a Fabriano dall’unità all’età giolittiana”. He worked with the newspaper "Il Progresso" from 1979 to 2009 and is still a publicist there. From 1985 to 1992 he was President of the cooperative responsible for the service management reception in the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana (Museum of Paper and Watermarks), with the authority to record the meetings of the Technical Committee of Historical Science. He was the municipal councillor from 1995 to 1997. He is the author of several books and essays on the city's history in the 20th century, including: : “Artigiani a Fabriano nel ‘900”, “La Resistenza nel Fabrianese”, “Fabriano ricorda”, “Pugni fabrianesi”.  He participated in the drafting of the "Biographical Dictionary of the Trade Union Movement in Marche Region, 1900-1970" published in 2006, by CGIL Marche. He is a member of the Regional Institute of History and Movement Liberation in Marche Region and of the Gramsci Institute Marche Region. In 2012 he published “Mestieri in bicicletta”.  He is the author of one of the essays that make part of the volume on the conditions of women in the Miliani paper mills in Fabriano from the second half of the 1800's to the 20th century. Since December 2013 he has been the Corresponding Member of the Deputation of National History for Le Marche . He rescued the circulation of the entire Fabriano archive section of the PCI and PCI- PDS, within which there were about 650 posters ranging from 1955 to 1997 and more than 200 original photos of the fascist period in Fabriano.

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Peter BOWER

Peter Bower is a Forensic Paper Historian and Paper Analyst, specialising in the examination and analysis of papers for purposes of dating, attribution, authentication and usage. He came to the analysis of paper from papermaking. In the late 1970s he began to collect paper and to analyse the particular properties of individual papers, in order to make better paper himself. One of the founders of the British Association of Paper Historians in 1989, he has been editor of the Association’s Journal since its beginning. Consulted by Museums, Galleries, Auction Houses, Dealers, Police Forces, Lawyers, Papermakers and private individuals in the UK and around the world. This work involves the scientific and historical analysis of the papers used for a wide variety of uses. Bower was awarded a Volkswagen Turner Scholarship in 1988, later followed by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, at the Tate Gallery, to undertake a groundbreaking major historical and technical analysis of the use of paper by J M W Turner (1775-1851) for the Tate Gallery. This project resulted in the publication of two books and two exhibitions at Tate Britain, London. Author of over 1500 reports and consultation documents for various clients on the papers used in individual documents, works of art, banknotes, music manuscripts, bonds, books and printed material. Author of over 200 articles, essays and conference papers, for a range of publications and organisations across the world. Some of his writings have been translated into French, German, Dutch and Welsh. 

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Manlio CALEGARI

Associate Professor of modern history since 1989 at the Facolta' di Lettere dell'Universita' di Genova. A researcher at the centre for study of the history of pre-industrial manufacturing, the technical memoirs and practices . In1986, at the end of a series of studies devoted to this subject, he published the the Manifattura Genovese della Carta (sec. XVI-XVIII) (Ecig 1986). Contributor to the journal "Quaderni Storici", he participated in the years 1998 to 2001, the international adventure led by Philippe Braunstein, "La Siderurgie Alpine en Italie" in which he collaborated in conferences and publications.

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Silvana CANESTRARI

In February 1971 she graduated with honours in economics from the Faculty of Economics and Commerce of Urbino (Ancona) and was admitted to the school of Management, I.S.T.A.O., Ancona. In September 1983 she entered the order of Certified Public Accountants of Pesaro and Urbino and took on the profession of Certified Public Accountant in Pesaro. From 1988-1995 she was a member of  the Committee on the Consultancy for three consecutive terms and set up at the National Council of Chartered Accountants. She is The Statutory Auditor and since January 2013 she has been a member of the Council of the Order of Certified Public Accountants of Pesaro and Urbino. She has been a lecturer of Business Review at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Urbino for about thirty years and has also been Chairman of the Fondazione Isabella Marchini for almost two years.

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Alfranco CAPPONI

Class 1928. In 1944 he obtained Camerino middle school license. He was subsequently hired at "Miliani" Paper Mill of Pioraco, where he worked, until retirement, as a labourer and then employee. In 1980 he received from Macerata Chamber of Commerce a gold medal for his loyalty to his work, and in 1994 received the Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica. In 1981 and 1991  he wrote books about Pioraco, the history of his country and of the centuries-old paper industry. He edited the book for "I Giorni del Terramoto" and worked on a movie about Pioraco, produced by TV Centro Marche on behalf of the municipal administration. A publicist, he worked for more than 30 years as a correspondent with the weekly "L'Appennino Camerte".

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Francesco CHIAPPARINO

A graduate in Humanities at the Universita' di Perugia in 1898 he enabled the teaching of literary subjects in secondary schools in 1991, he studied at the Institut Fuer Europaeische Geschichte in Magonza (Rft) with a scholarship from the Ministrio degli Esteri/Daad from1991 to1992 and then at the Institute Universitario Europeo di Fiesole, where, in 1995, he obtained a doctorate in history. Holding a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of historical sciences of the Universita' di Perugia from 1997 to 1998, he collaborated with the Istituto per la Storia dell'Umbria simultaneously and from 1996 also with the Istituto per la Cultura a la Storia d'Imprese "F. Mogliano" (Icsim) in Terni, whose scientific committee, he was  a member of from 2004-2007. He completed studies in France (EHESS), Switzerland and Germany. He collaborated with the magazine "Archivi e Imprese" (Axes Foundation, Milan) between 1996 and 2000, and since 1999 has been a member of the scientific council of the magazine "Proposte e Ricerche", of which he was a director in 2011. He also collaborated with the "Master in Conservazione", in management and enhancement of the industrial heritage of the University of Padua (Department of history). He is a member of the Italian Society of Historians of the Economy (Sise), the Institute of Economic and Social Sciences at the Università Politecnica delle Marche and in 2011, was associate professor at the same faculty. In the 1999/2000 academic year he was the associate professor of economic history and in the 2002/2003 academic year, also associate professor of the history of finance and banking as part of the Cdl program in economics and finance. His main areas of research include the history of the food industry, industrial archaeology, the history of banks between the 19th and 20th centuries, and Italian economic development during the same period.

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Augusto CIUFFETTI

Confirmed researcher at the Department of Social Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche of Ancona, where he teaches economic history and contemporary economic history. He collaborates with the San Marino Historical Studies Centre and the Deputy of the History of the Heritage of Umbria. He is the co-director of the journal "Patrimonio Industriale" edited by the AIPAI (Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale) and member of the directive committee of "Ricerche Storiche" and of the scientific committee of "Proposte e Ricerche". He also works with industrial protocol, crafts and markets in the modern age, with particular interest in the field of paper and paper cloth, (on these issues an essay is being published in Mélanges de l'Ecole Française de Rome); class leaders, notables and welfare systems between the Papal state and unitary state, to development urban and country towns in the contemporary age.

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Renato COVINO

Professor of economic history at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Perugia, he deals with topics related to the history of the industry and economy of the working class and the workers' movement, the territory, and institutions of the dominant classes and issues relating to industrial heritage. As regards the history of  industry, his works include metallurgy, chemistry and food, and also the "minorities" (paper, pottery, bricks, tobacco). He is a consultant of the  Regione of Umbria, in the classification of industrial heritage. Past President of the National President of the Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale (Aipai).

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Józef DABROWSKI

Born in 1940 in Warsaw, Poland. Graduated from Lodz Technical University in 1962,
gaining a Master’s degree in Pulp & Paper Technology followed by a Ph.D. in 1974.
Subsequently, Dr Dąbrowski worked as a scientific papermaker, specialising in research
work and industrial trials. He is also active in the field of international paper history
and since 1992 has been a corresponding member of the IPH, and was its president from
2004 to 2008. His publications on paper history include: ‘Hand papermaking in Poland’
(1991); ‘Permanence of European hand-made papers’ (1997-2004); ‘The invention of
true paper by Cai Lun’ (2006); ‘The genuinely European technique of making paper by
hand developed in Fabriano’ (2007), and ‘Hand papermaking in Central and Eastern
Europe’ (2008). Dr Dąbrowski continues to research the field of international paper
history.

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Anna DELL'OREFICE

Laureata in Economia e Commercio presso l'Università di Napoli Federico II, dal 1981 professore ordinario di Storia economica, è stata direttore dell'Istituto di Storia economica e preside della Facoltà di Economia e Commercio dell'Università di Salerno. Dal 1985 è professore ordinario di Storia economica presso l'Università di Napoli Federico II.  Le sue pubblicazioni riguardano temi di storia economica italiana in età contemporanea, con particolare riferimento al periodo fascista e ai primi anni della ricostruzione postbellica, e aspetti dell'economia e della società del Mezzogiorno preunitario. Ha collaborato con alcune riviste e attualmente è membro del comitato scientifico di "Nuova Economia e Storia". Consigliere Scientifico di ISTOCARTA fino al 2016.

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Paola FARENZI

For years she was an English permanent state teacher at the commercial school first, later by the agricultural school in Fabriano and gave lectures on Anglo-American Literature by the Università degli Adulti in her home town. After her studies of English Language and Literature at the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples, she had gone on studying English in depth in scientific fields through an individual research and attending qualifying courses in Great Britain, so that she was able to traslate medical, scientific essays and give medical lectures in English at obstetric courses by the University of Camerino as well. Keen on the Marche environment she took part, as a teacher, to a special course organized by the Regione Marche to train selected graduate people to know and manage the regional wildlife santuaries. Lately she translated historical scientific essays and books from and into English dealing with paper industry.

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Richard Leslie HILLS

Educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming, he graduates at Queens’ College, Cambridge, in 1960 he also trained there for teaching, getting a certificate in 1962. At the Imperial College, London, he worked as a researcher in the ‘History of Fen Drainage’, receiving a certificate in 1965. Later he was at the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, as research assistant on textile history, gaining Ph.D. in 1968. Then he was the Founding Curator of the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology until 1985. He has written several books on the history of technology, as the volume published in 1988 Paper Making in Britain, 1488-1988. In 1980-1988 he was the President of the International Historians of Paper and Chairman of the board of directors and Honorary Chairman of British Association of the Historians of Paper writing a lot of articles for «The Quarterly», the association review.  On June 2014, the Manchester University awarded him its 'Medal of Honour' (the highest award it can bestow) in recognition of his work in founding the Museum of Science and Industry now MOSI and of his many publications on the history of technology.

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Elio LODOLINI

Graduated in Political Science, Law, Archiving, and Palaeography and Diplomatic. A former professor of Archives at the University of Macerata, he is also a Professor Emeritus of Archives at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", where he was a professor of the same subject, and for three consecutive three-year terms, until retirement, he was Dean of the School - School for Archivists and Librarians and member of the academic Senate. Previously,he was, among other things, regent of the Archival Superintendency for Lazio, Umbria and Marche Region in Rome, Director of the State Archive of Ascoli Piceno, Director of the State Archive of Ancona, Superintendent for the archival institution for the Marche Region, Director of the Division of Service and the Directorate General of Archives, Secretary of the High Council of Archives and Director of the State Archives of Rome. He was an archivist for  the Italian Administration Archivist Italian for the University, for UNESCO, for the International Council on Archives, the Organisation of American States, Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, he is especially known for the development of archives and archival in the Third World. He is the author of twenty books and over three hundred articles in scientific journals and conference reports and a thousand minor writings, largely archival and also history and law .

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Bruno MARINELLI

Local history expert and member of the Magistero Accademico dell'Accademico "Fulginia" di Foligno. Member of the Associazione Numeister Orfini di Foligno. Ordinary member of the Archeoclub di Foligno. Ordinary member of the Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale (AIPAI). Ordinary member and member of the Board of Probiviri del Centro di Ricerche Federico Frezzi for the study of human civilisation in Foligno.

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Gabriele METELLI

Degree in economics and commerce, diploma in palaeography, diplomat, archivist and professor of science. He is the author of several essays on economic history and social, artistic and religious concerns of the Umbrian Valley. He has participated in numerous national and international conferences, including those of Fabriano:  Carta e Cartiere nelle Marche e nell'Umbria dalle Manifatture all'industrializzazione (July 22, 1991). Produzione e uso dell Carte Filigranate in Europa (XIII-XX centuries) (1-2 October 1993). L'impiego dell Tecniche e dell'opera die Cartai Fabrianese in Italia e Europa (16-17 June 2006); Prato: Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica "F. Datini" Alimentazione e Nutrizione secc. XIII-XVIII (22-27 April 1996); Senigallia: International Workshop, Anthropology and Epistemology of Medicine, Venus, Venum, Venenum, Antropologia e Storia del Farmaco (29-30 November, December 1, 2002). He joined S.I.S.E. (Societa' Italiana degli Storico dell'Economis), and is an ordinary member of the Accademia Fulginia, a corresponding member of the Accademia Spoletina e dell'Accademia di Montefalco and associated member of Deputazione di Storia Patria per Umbria. He also graduated in clarinet at the Conservatory of Perugia and has to his credit numerous concerts and recorded several discs.

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Paola Franca MUNAFO'

A librarian and researcher in the fields of the history of books and libraries, production materials of ancient books and their conservation.  She holds courses, seminars and conferences on these subjects in Italian Universities and institutions, as well as in Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and Spain. She has published monograph works, essays and articles; in particular, she is the co-author of the ‘Paper in the western late Middle Ages’ , a study carried out by a French-Italian team (ICPL - CNRS) on the papers used in the manuscripts and printed volumes produced in the fifteenth century. She was the Director of the Advanced Vocational Training School and the Museum of the Central Institute for the restoration and preservation of  the archive and library heritage  (MiBACT), and a professor of "History and theory of book restoration" at the University of Rome " Tor Vergata ". She was also the scientific responsible for the CNR’s ( NRC - National Research Centre) program  on the deterioration of ancient paper and cooperates with the International Association of Paper Historians.

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Raoul PACIARONI

After attending school he joined the Facolta' di Economica e Commercio dell'Universita' di Perugia, and then at the Facolta' di Scienze Politiche dell'Universita' di Macerata, where he graduated with his degree in history of public administration with Prof. Dante Cecchi. Since 1969 he has devoted himself to the study of the history of Le Marche and in particular of his hometown, at first writing articles for the local newspaper "L'Appennino Camerte" then gradually more important journals, until finally writing for the most prestigious magazines in history and art. Therefore, for more than forty years he has researched with meticulousness and competence and illustrates important facts, famous personalities and art masterpieces of our land. If the centuries-old history of San Severino had been studied more, there would have been some interesting essays on economic history, art and folklore in the province of Macerata, and more generally of the Le Marche region. The number of his scientific studies now exceeds 190 and the complete list can be found at the following address: www.raoulpaciaroni.it/docs/pubblicazioni.pdf.

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Anna-Grethe RISCHEL

Paper conservator emeritus, associated to the National Museum of Denmark, Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science. For 25 years she was employed as paper conservator and served from 1993-2002 as head of the Paper, Leather and Textiles Section and member of the Conservation Department Board. After her first education at the Technical School of Arts and Crafts she worked as a private textile designer for 10 years. As graduate at Graphic Department, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Conservation she continued her education 1977 and gained her diploma as paper conservator 1991 with a project on identification and classification of fibre material and technology in Oriental paper through microscopic and macroscopic analysis. Within this field she has continued her studies of the technological development of the art of papermaking in Asia and Europe with various projects. She is a member of the Scandinavian (NPH), the British (BAPH) and the International Association of Paper Historians (IPH) and has since 2008 served as president of IPH

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Sylvia ROGERS ALBRO

Graduated in fine arts and English language at the University of Santa Clara in California. In 1982 she obtained a Master's in Fine Art and Certificate of Advanced Study in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works at the State University of New York at Cooperstown. After professional positions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Yale Center for British Art in Connecticut, she has been at the Library of Congress in Washington for more than 30 years acting as conservator of works of art and manuscripts on paper. She has received several scholarships from the John W Kluge Foundation, the Samuel H Kress Foundation, and the Carolyn Horton Fund of the American Institute for Conservation in order to widen the history of paper. From 1996 to 2010 she participated as a lecturer at the European School of Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Spoleto, teaching paper restoration. She is a member of the Group of International Paper Historians and the American Institute for Conservation, and is also the author of several articles on paper and its history. She notably translated the book by G Castagnari  and U Mannucci: L'arte della Carta di Fabriano, 1991.

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Peter Friedrich TSCHUDIN

A long time director of the Swiss Paper Museum in Basel, member and delegate of the Switzerland International Conferences on the History of Technology. President,1988-1998, of the International Association of Paper Historians (IPH), associate professor at the faculty of engineering of the Technical University of Darmstadt and member of the Institute of Papermaking of the University, he is also the author of several books, scientific publications and communications of international conventions.