The Archivio Storico Ricordi with Wikimedia Italia at the festival of archives
The forth editions of the festival of archives Archivissima, dedicated this year to the topic #generations, takes place at Polo del ‘900 in Turin, and in digital, from 4th to 9th June. The Archivio Storico Ricordi takes part in the three activities of the festival: The Night of the Archives, the exhibition and the conference.
At the Night of the Archives (Friday 4th June, live at 7 p.m. on the Wikimedia Italia YouTube Channel) with the editathon Far nottata all’Archivio Ricordi, a marathon of voluntary contribution addressed to scholars and enthusiasts to make available and accessible the magazines published by the Ricordi publishing house and shared by the Archivio for the benefit of the global community. To subscribe to the event and to interact with the others participants this is the link.
The exhibition, at the Polo del ‘900, is a thought about the concepts of preservation, memory and inheritage through the generational and genealogical passage. The Archivio Storico Ricordi contributes with the portraits of the four members of the Ricordi family who run the company, promotors and innovators of the musical publishing: the founder of the publishing house, Giovanni Ricordi (1785-1853), his son Tito I (1811-1888), his firstborn Giulio (1840-1912) and Tito II Ricordi (1865-1933).
The conference New routes. The archives to the test of the free knowledge (Wednesday 9th June at 10 a.m.) is a confrontation about the advantages, opportunities and criticism of the entrance of the archives in the world of the free and open data, and the development of the Wikipedia ecosystem as challenge to enter as contributors of quality contents in the world of the free knowledge. Pierluigi Ledda, manager director of the Archivio Storico Ricordi, tells the open access projects, in particular the collaboration with Wikimedia Italia started in 2020.