The Photo Library Meetings
Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
The series entitled Meetings in the Photo Library. The Photographic Archives in the Institute of Art History, aims to attract specialists and art historians, but also anyone interested in furthering their knowledge about the photographic collections and the people who put them together.
September 18th Lionello Puppi will give a lecture on the Van Marle-Ventura photographic collection, assembled by the illustrious Dutch art historian Raimond Van Marle, author of the book The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting.
Part of the events to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of the Institute of Art History, a series of meetings presenting the photographic collections preserved in the Fototeca (Photo Library) will continue this autumn.
The series began last June with a lecture by Anchise Tempestini on the origins of the photographic archives and the art history photo library.
He illustrated the theme of the relationship between photography and art history studies by recounting some personal experiences in re-organising and cataloguing collections held in major Italian and foreign institutions.