Sergio Toffetti elected president of the National Museum of Cinema
Sergio Toffetti was elected president of the National Museum of Cinema, Turin, by unanimous vote of the assembly of the founders, today, 12 June 2018, which was attended by representatives of the Region of Piedmont, the City of Turin, the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Fondazione CRT, the Associazione Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and GTT S.p.A.
Mr. Tofetti’s term of office as president ends on 28 June 2020.
The Managing Committee of the Museum is now composed of:
Sergio Toffetti – President
Annapaola Venezia – Vice president
Paolo Del Brocco
Mr Toffetti stated, “Returning home after 20 years’ absence, I’ve found an institution at the forefront of scientific excellence yet comfortable in dialogue with a wide audience. Maintaining this diversified stance will mean a challenge for the council, the new director, and the Museum staff.”
Sergio Toffetti (b. 23 April 1951, Turin) earned a degree in aesthetics. He is currently consultant and member of the Scientific Commission of RAI Techne and tutor on film production courses for the Experimental Cinematography Center – Animation. His past positions include head of the Film Department, National Museum of Cinema, Turin (1991-1998), curator of retrospectives of Italian cinema at the Cinemathèque Française, Paris (1996-2016), and vice director, conservator, and coordinator at the Experimental Cinematography Center, Rome, where he supervised the restoration of over 200 Italian films, from Roma Città aperta to Carmelo Bene and A Fistful of Dollars. Under a convention with the Region of Piedmont, he founded the Animated Film School in 2003 and the National Archives of Industrial Film, Ivrea, (1998-2017) in 2006.
He has collaborated with the Venice Biennale, Torino Cinema Giovani, Spoleto Festival, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, National Film Archive, Tokyo, and MoMa, New York. He has published numerous essays on Italian and international cinema and film archivism. He has taught as adjunct professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, Roma III, Camerino, the Politecnico, Turin, and La Sapienza, Rome.