Future Built on Knowledge


August 4, 2017

The long-standing relationship between the two institutions has been strengthened

The document was signed this morning at the headquarters of Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Via S. Croce in Trento, by Andrea Simoni, Secretary General of FBK and Giorgio Postal, President of Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, the Foundation for the History Museum of the Trentino Region.

FBK and Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino undertake in particular to carry out research of common interest on historical topics related to the main junctions of modern and contemporary regional history and their repercussions on the current debate, through a multidimensional approach that would allow to use their respective competences to the fullest.

The aim of the agreement is also to open institutional networks and collaborations with other organizations operating in the field of regional and European research, with a view to exploring new frontiers of research on issues of common interest and to promoting the enhancement of cultural pluralism.

An important element that the two Foundations want to strengthen concerns the communication of research activities: through joint television support, technology applications, exhibits and editorial projects aimed at a broad, not necessarily specialized audience, with the aim of promoting historical knowledge as a cultural factor of integration and openness to diversity.

Finally, the agreement stipulates the adoption of shared policies for the preservation, sorting, access and enhancement of historical archives, bibliographic collections and digital bibliographic resources that represent, for both institutions, a legacy of extraordinary historical and documental value.

In each of these four areas, FBK and Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino will jointly develop specific projects with particular reference to the regional dimension and the mediatization of history, understood as the changes in the media in the context of socio-political and cultural transformations that have characterized the modern and contemporary age.

“There have been opportunities for our institutions to cooperate in the past,” Simoni, FBK secretary-general said, “but today’s agreement marks a first important step toward building an institutional relationship that, together, we intend to propose to other research agencies, historical but not only, present in the local area, and to which we look with particular interest. ”

“It is an essential step,” commented the president of Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino, Giorgio Postal, “in that through this agreement we strengthen our regional vocation and the opportunity to develop collaborations with other organizations operating in the historical research field in Bozen and Innsbruck. Specifically, as Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino, we can bring the experience gained and tools gathered in the field of communication and historical divulgation into dowry. ”.

[VIDEO] press folder with photos, cover images and interviews with Giuseppe Ferrandi (director of Fondazione Museo Storico Tridentino) and Chiara Zanoni Zorzi (Head of the FBK Humanities Hub)


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