The collection recounts a story with very broad boundaries: on the one hand it portrays the more technical side of filming, on the other hand it also touches on the history of sound reproduction and especially that of photography to which a large section is devoted. For Maria Adriana Prolo, the Museum’s founder, photography and cinema were in fact closely connected to each other. Among the equipment and accessories, we can find cameras, projectors and lab equipment that show the film production process. No less fascinating is the section dedicated to the birth of photography and its development: cameras, enlargers, visors and accessories for photography as well as stereoscopic devices and viewers that tell the adventures of one of the greatest dreams coming true in the first decades of nineteenth century: the search for the third dimension.


Loan of materials

The loan of original materials must follow the procedure of the Superintendences, as outlined in the document   

Conditions of loan

Digital reproductions

The digital reproduction of original materials involves the payment of a fee which varies depending on the use as indicated in the Price list.

If the goods required have not been reproduced already, the applicant will have to cover, in addition to the reproduction costs, the cost of any potential restoration. It should be noted that in certain cases the Museum owns the original materials but not the economic rights relating to the same. Therefore, if he/she plans to reproduce such goods, the applicant must obtain the necessary consent by those entitled, thereby absolving the Museum from any responsibility in this regard.

Those requesting a loan will need to fill in a form, depending on the purpose of their request:

Reproduction for motives of study and research

Request for the permission to publish

Authorisation for reproduction and exhibition

The document must be sent to the Collections department (mail


Raffaella Isoardi
tel.   +39.011.8138.528