The digitization of the Archival Fund of the architect Mario Passanti (Rosario de Santa Fé, 1901 - Turin 1975), acquired by the De Fornaris Foundation in 1992, has recently been completed. It includes drawings, manuscripts, projects, photographs, plates, negatives, albums , sketches, for a total of over 15,000 elements.
The demanding work of cataloging, acquisition and reworking, by Benedetta Bodo di Albaretto and Francesca Cena, involved two digitalization and processing campaigns of the photographs, including analysis, cataloging and storage of the archive, as well as data transfer within a database.
The first batch of work began in May 2016 and continued throughout the year, the second started in the early days of February 2018 to close in recent weeks. Over two years of work have led to a significant increase in knowledge of the Fund: each small folder, folder and tube have been opened, photographed and reorganized in such a way as to improve the safety of the materials.
The next step - and we will keep you informed about this - will be making it available to the public, with the possibility of accessing it also from the De Fornaris Foundation website.