By Comune di Ancona
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In view of recovery and valorization of the historical memory of the city, the Municipality of Ancona proceeded, in 1987 and 1989 to the acquisition of the photographic found Emilio Corsini. The material consisted mostly of images dating from the twenties and thirties, depicting the city in its being and its transformations, there were pictures public expression of the regime then in power, depictions of social realities and work.
The material, which was deposited at first in the Archives of Urban History, and then assigned to the Public Library "L. Benincasa ", included in almost all negatives on glass plates of different sizes, coated gelatin silver bromide, and a small number of negatives on film consists of cellulose nitrate or acetate.
Both media are by their very nature, did provide for unavoidable issues concerning the cleanup and eventual restoration, study and proper preservation of the fund, otherwise exposed to real risk of a possible deterioration, even in a relatively short time.
In 1997 he had carried out the intervention of cleaning the plates, in order to remove dust, mold and grease and contact printing, which was also subjected to a bath protective selenium, for further stability of the image.
The total fund management finally allowed to begin a preliminary study and a preloaded prints.
The Municipal Library, wanting to emphasize the Corsini Found, has prepared a draft conservation and cataloging computer readable with the help of funds from the regional law 75/97, through the intervention of the Province of Ancona.
The interventions were oriented on two project areas: on the one hand, the continuation of the conservation efforts of the photographic material and on the other, its enhancement through the catalog.
First, the 1716 photographs were digitized, edited by the Urban Planning Service of the Municipality of Ancona.
As a result, the photographic material was inserted into suitable container to maintain its conservation.
The value of the fund Corsini then continued with his rating by experts in the field, with both the software Sirpac the Marche region, and the software Sebina, which has allowed its inclusion in the online catalog of the Libraries of SBN of the Province of Ancona.
Currently, typing the address
http://biblioteche.provincia.ancona.it/SebinaOpac/Opac is given to the search that allows access to the catalog of photos of the Fund Corsini. For each of them, which can be accessed through the title and year, or indirectly, with the inclusion of one or more keywords or subject, was made the inclusion of the digital object, which gives way to those who browsing these pages to see the photo directly sought.
This project has ensured that the protection of cultural property of great value and enhancing its already impressive right now, through the networking of images.
The Fondo Corsini has over 1700 pictures. When installing the app only some pictures are already on the device.
WARNING the whole fund is made up of more than 600MB of data, so verify that you are connected to a wi-fi network to avoid additional charges.
Alternatively you can download the pictures in small blocks.