Virtual displays for the Luigi Chiarini Library
The idea of creating Virtual displays for the Luigi Chiarini Library at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia arose from a desire to inform a wider public about this rich bibliographical heritage. With this Virtual displays project, the staff members are therefore providing a different, innovative way of operating as a “Library”.
The Luigi Chiarini Library contains a large number of illustrated scores of songs from films.This material is often considered of minor importance, but is actually evidence of the variety of ways that cinema culture was promoted during the 20th century.
Amongst the wealth of interesting articles kept at the Luigi Chiarini Library, there are some particularly eye-catching picture-card albums. This sort of material is often overlooked, but was widely popular with a whole range of people during the 20th century.
The Luigi Chiarini Library contains a large section dedicated to Fashion and Costumes, which consists of over a thousand bibliographical documents.
An Italian costume designer who worked in film, theatre and television. The personal exhibition on the work of Marisa D’Andrea in this website is extensive and in-depth.
Italian costume and stage designer. He enjoyed great success within the theatre, movie and tv scene, both in Italy and abroad.
The personal exhibit, hosted on this website, on Alberto Verso’s work is very extensive.
The exhibition displays material that is generally categorised as “paratext”, the so-called minor material.
The actress’s archive was donated to the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia between 2015 and 2016. Her grandson Pierpaolo De Mejo ̶ actor, director and screenwriter ̶̶ has for years now been involved in the promotion and protection of the cultural and artistic heritage brought about by Alida Valli.
The archive of the multifaceted actor, director, screenwriter,radio television host and lyricist Luciano Salce, declared of particularly important historical interest by the Archival and Bibliographic Superintendence of Lazio, was donated by his son Emanuele Timothy Salce to the Experimental Cinematography Centre Foundation in 2019.
An Italian costume designer who worked in film, television, theatre and fashion. The personal exhibition on the work of Adriana Berselli in this website is extensive and in-depth.
A selection of articles published in renowned national and international newspapers and magazines from the valuable collection of volumes of press clippings that were archived by the press offices of the film companies, which the Library holds for historical memory and for use by scholars.