A document collection of unparalleled wealth and interest for its content and breadth, the Historical Archives preserve unique and unusual items of the history of cinema: thousands of documents that bear witness to the life and activities of Italian and foreign silent and sound cinema companies, directors, screenwriters, actors and technicians. The documentation covers the entire span of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and, more sporadically, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with evidence relating to the archaeology of cinema and photography. Funds, series and individual archival documents have constantly updated and digitised inventories.
Last inventory update: November 2019
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