Archivio della Scuola Romana
ln 1983 a group of intellectuals and artists, among whom Miriam Mafai, Netta Vespignani, Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco,
Antonello Trombadori and Alberto Ziveri, decide to give life to the association “Archivio della Scuola Romana”, dedicated to the valorization of an important cutural moment, until there neglected: the Roman artistic life between realism and fantasy between the two wars. Since the beginning, the Archive benefited of the activity given by the most important Artists, gallerists and literates of those times. An important role was played by the heirs who gave life to the birth of an important archive.
During the years, this first part of the archive developed thanks to the activity of the researchers such as Valerio Rivosecchi, Francesca Romana Morelli, Carolina Marconi, Isabella Montesi who, extending their research to the Italian and foreign libraries and to the public and private ones, transformed the Archive of the Scuola Romana in a crucial point for those aiming to study this period of the history of arts. During his twentythree years of life the Archive collected tenthousand catalogues, books and monographies, most of the magazines and the publications of those times, the correspondences, the diaries and the autographs of the artists and the literates near them, mostly unpublished.
Not to forget the important photographic archive including the original documents and the images of the art works. Since the beginning the material has been availaible to be consulted by the italian and foreign researchers and to the several students involved to prepare the thesis for their graduation.
The main activity of the Archive is the realization of several important volumes such as the most important volume; “Scuola romana, artisti tra le due guerre, curated by Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco (1986), the monographies of (Alberto Ziveri, Mario Mafai, Antonio Donghi, Scipione), to be showed in Italy and abroad, such as the Scuola Romana (Palazzo Reale, Milano 1988), Roma anni Venti, pittura, scultura, the applied arts (Palazzo Rondinini alla Rotonda, Roma 1990); Roma sotto le stelle del ’44 (Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma 1994); Ecole romaine 1925-1945 (Pavillon des Arts, Parigi 1997), Mario Mafai. Una calma febbre di colori (Palazzo Venezia, Roma 2004); Casa Mafai, da Via Cavour a Parigi 1925-1933 (Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia 2005).
All the material of the Archive was given to the City of Rome and it is in strict relation with the Museo della Scuola Romana host in Casino Nobile.
Now, it is in its institutional place; the Casino dei Principi in Villa Torlonia. finds supporting the natural completion of the Museum.
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The Archive is open to the public under reservation; tel. 0039/06 44252109, on mondays and thursdays, from 9.00, to 13.00, and from 13.30 to 16.00. The rich documentation, on the artists represented in the museum collection and their contemporaries, is a work in progress. Together with the Archive you can find the Biblioteca della Scuola Romana, which collects approximately five thousand volumes. It can be consulted in OPAC / SBN.
Association “Archivio della Scuola Romana”
Carlo Francesco Bertoletti
Claudio Bonichi (per Scipione)
Olga e Guglielmo Capogrossi
Caterina e Guenda Castellucci
Vera e Maria Letizia Cavalli
Francesco Di Cocco
Gustavo e Luciana Francalancia
Giuliana Fusari (per Antonio Donghi)
Miriam, Giulia, Simona Mafai
Franco Muzzi (per Corrado Cagli)
Eugenia e Luciano Oppo
Pierluigi e Antonio Pirandello
Mimì Quilici Buzzacchi
Antonello e Donatella Trombadori