• The Istituto Storico Toscano della Resistenza e dell’Età contemporanea is a registered charity and is associated with the national Institute for the History of the Liberation movement in Italy. Founded in 1953 to gather documentation on the history of the Resistance in Tuscany, over the decades the Institute has added to its function of guarding the memories and sources of the anti-fascist campaign that of centre for research and cultural promotion of historical knowledge of the 1900s, focusing in particular on anti-fascism, war, the Holocaust, deportation and the construction of democratic regimes. It collaborates with other institutes and cultural associations, schools and universities, within a growing synergy between territory and Institutions.

    Pursuing goals of social utility, its activities are financed by it members, as well as by public and private bodies headed by the Tuscan Region, in accordance with regional law 38/2002. The main objectives of the ISRT are the guarding and the increase of its heritage of documentary records, training and didactics in the field of history, historical research and the spreading of culture.

  • Acquario della Memoria is a cultural association involved in the collecting/sharing/story-telling of the collective memory.

    This cultural association grew out of a focus group in 2008, linked to the University of Pisa and made up of the documentary filmmaker Lorenzo Garzella – teacher of video-editing, the audio-visual production company Nanof srl (Rome) and Filippo Macelloni (filmmaker). Result of a synergy among teachers, technical assistants, university students, its objective is to develop audio-visual and multimedia projects linked to specific localities and their history.

    The team has since taken up other important issues both at national and international level. The skills of “Acquario della Memoria” range from audio-visual and multimedia production to the organizing of editorial events and products.

  • CrossingLab – a laboratory of research into site-specific innovation and globalization, set up and directed by Professor Giacomo Pirazzoli , architect and associate professor at the University of Florence.

Acknowledgements:

  • Documentary research and curatorship of the exhibition
    Valeria Galimi (Isrt / University of Milan) e Francesca Cavarocchi (Isrt/University of Udine)

  • Scientific supervision
    Enzo Collotti (University of Florence)

  • Project for the exhibition and its set
    Giacomo Pirazzoli and Francesco Collotti
    with Cristiano Balestri, collaboration of Natalia Bertucelli Gubin (CrossingLab / DiDA-University of Florence) e Giada Cerri (IMT Lucca)

  • Film footage, interactivity and posting Memory Sharing
    Filippo Macelloni and Lorenzo Garzella
    Acquario della Memoria / NANOF
    with the collaboration of Nicola Trabucco e Domenico Zazzara

  • IT support
    Andrea Camporeale

  • Technical setting-up
    NEO TECH

  • Consultancy in technical development and interactivity
    Alberto del Bimbo (MICC - University of Florence)

  • Collaborators with research and secretarial organization
    Enrico Acciai, Carmelo Albanese, Eugenia Corbino, Ilva Gjermeni, Teresa Zuffanelli (Isrt / Giovani sì, ma consapevoli Project)

  • Institutions lending material
    Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana
    Archivio Foto Locchi, Firenze
    Archivio centrale dello Stato, Roma
    Archivio diaristico nazionale, Pieve Santo Stefano
    Archivio di Stato di Firenze
    Archivio storico del Comune di Firenze
    Archivio storico del Comune di Empoli
    Archivio storico del Gabinetto Vieusseux, Firenze
    Archivio storico della Comunità ebraica di Firenze
    Archivio storico della Chiesa valdese di Firenze
    Archivio storico della Diocesi di Firenze
    Archivio storico del Polo Museale Fiorentino
    Archivio storico Indire, Firenze
    Bundesarchiv - Militärarchiv, Freiburg
    Deutsches Historisches Institut, Roma
    Gabinetto fotografico del Polo Museale Fiorentino
    Imperial War Museum, London
    Mediateca Regionale Toscana
    National Archives, London
    Teche Rai, Firenze
    Teche Rai, Roma
    Ufficio storico dello Stato maggiore dell’Esercito

  • Didactic initiatives
    Paolo Mencarelli and Silvano Priori (Isrt)

  • Mounting of the exhibition set
    AIB di Giuseppe Lamanna and Stefano Prinzivalli, with the collaboration of Beatrice Zara

  • Lighting project
    Lucilla Baroni

  • Translations
    Richard Nybakken
    Deborah Picchi
    Myra Evans

  • Press Office and releases
    Sara Bertolozzi
    Controradio (Florence)

  • Web site & video of the Exhibit
    Art Direction: Giacomo Pirazzoli
    Web: Andrea Ferracani
    Video: Veronica Citi

Special thanks to the following for their valuable contribution: Cristina Acidini (Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Firenze), Pierluigi Ballini (University of Florence), Bruna Bocchini (University of Florence), Camilla Brunelli (Fondazione Museo e Centro di documentazione della deportazione e resistenza della Provincia di Prato), Matteo Ceriana (Galleria Palatina di Firenze), Massimo Cervelli (Regione Toscana), Claudio Cordoni, Mimmo Franzinelli, Andrea Giuntini (University of Modena and Reggio), Stefania Ippoliti (Mediateca Regionale Toscana), Mauro Linari (Ufficio Tecnico, Polo Museale Fiorentino), Renzo Martinelli (University of Florence), Delio Niccolai, Santo Peli (University of Padova).

Thanks also to: Leandro Agresti, Vania Bagni (Anpi Firenze), Enio Bandinelli, Liliana Benvenuti, Mirco Bianchi (Isrt), Sandra Bonsanti, Moreno Bucci (Opera di Firenze / Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Cral Nuovo Pignone, Miriam Cividalli Canarutto, Giulio Canarutto, Caterina del Vivo (Archivio Gabinetto Vieusseux), Antonio Frazzi, Umberto di Gioacchino (Comunità ebraica di Firenze), Carlo Gentile (Universität zu Köln), Erika Ghilardi (Archivio Foto Locchi), Pamela Giorgi e Rita Ercole (Archivio storico Indire, Firenze), Sonia Goretti (Isrt), Fulvio Guatelli (Firenze University Press), Nerio Guidi, Nicola Labanca (University of Siena), Paolo Matteucci, Vittorio Meoni, Angela Motta (Teche Rai, Firenze), Claudio Paolini (Soprintendenza Bapsae, Firenze), Leonardo Rapone (University of Tuscia), Andreas Rehberg (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Roma), Alessandro Sansone (Comunità valdese), Silvano Sarti, Simone Sartini (Archivio di Stato di Firenze), Salvatore Tassinari, Stefania Terreni (Archivio storico del Comune di Empoli), Hosea Scelsa (Soprintendenza BB.AA. Firenze).