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Regione Emilia Romagna IBC - Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna

Parker Collection (ca. 1865 – 1879)

John Henry Parker (London 1806 - Oxford 1884) moved to Rome in 1863 and founded the British and American Archaeological Society. Although not a photographer, he was a pioneer in the use of photography to illustrate the history of archaeology and architecture. In 1893 his archive, with photographs taken by important photographers, was destroyed by fire, but copies exist.

Mackey Collection (1890 – 1910)

The English Dominican priest Peter Paul Mackey (Erdington (GB) 1851 – Rome 1935) moved to Rome in 1881. From 1906 he was a member of the British School at Rome, to which he bequeathed his collection of more than 2,000 photographic prints and negatives.

Ashby Collection (ca. 1890 – 1925)

Thomas Ashby (Staines 1874 - Raynes Park 1931) an English archaeologist, was Director of the British School at Rome from 1906 to 1925. He systematically used photography to document archaeology. His passion for the Appian Way drove him to study the entire route from Rome to Brindisi and document it with over 300 photographs.

Dora and Agnes Bulwer Collection (ca.1890 – 1930)

Little is known about the Bulwer sisters, who moved from Naples to Rome. The collection, kept in the photographic library of the British School at Rome, consists of 5 albums with views of places in Italy, France and Greece.

J. e D. Anderson

James Anderson (Blencarn (Cumberland, GB) 1813 – Rome 1877), who was born Isaac Atkinson, moved to Rome in 1838 and became a professional photographer. His son Domenico successfully followed in his footsteps (1854 – 1938). The Anderson Archive was acquired by the Fratelli Alinari of Florence foundation.

G. Brogi

Giacomo Brogi (Florence 1822 – Florence 1881) founded the company "Giacomo Brogi Fotografo" and devoted himself to the art of photography. At his death his son Carlo (1850-1925) continued the business; a board member of the Italian Photographic Society, he began selling both his own pictures and his father's under the brand name "Edizioni Brogi Florence".

G.E. Chauffourier

Gustave Emile Chauffourier (Paris 1845 – Rome 1919) first settled in Palermo and then in Napoli where he photographed the archaeological collections. As of 1873 he was one of the photographers most respected by the Roman nobility and bourgeoisie. His pictures are stored in the Rome Municipal Photographic Archive and the Alinari Archives.

E.B. Van Deman

Esther Boise Van Deman (South Salem (Ohio, USA) 1862 – Rome 1937) was the first American woman to specialize in the field of Roman archaeology. In 1905 she settled in Rome permanently. She was an exacting photographer and her pictures are now kept at the American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive

Morpurgo Fund

Luciano Morpurgo (Spalato 1886 – Rome 1971) documented his many trips in Italy and abroad with photographs. His collection, with almost 90,000 pictures, was purchased by the National Photographic Cabinet (ICCD).

Becchetti Fund

The present-day photography historian and collector, Piero Becchetti, has collected many pictures of the Via Appia. His collection of 40,000 positives was purchased in 1995 by the Central Institute for Catalogue and Documentation.

Alinari Archives

In 1852 in Florence, Leopoldo and his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo established the photographic laboratory which is at the heart of the Fratelli Alinari business. It is the oldest company in the world in the field of photography. Its immense collection of 4,000.000 pictures is owned and stored in the present-day Alinari Archives.

Photographic Archive, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici of Rome

Stores the photographic documentation of the cultural heritage managed by the Superintendency (monuments, exhibits in museums and in storage, excavations and restoration). The documents may be accessed on the web at http://www.fotosar.it

Cederna Archive, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici of Rome

Contains signed documents, newspaper articles, photographs, and books collected by Antonio Cederna (Milano 1921 – Ponte in Valtellina 1996) during the years of his unceasing commitment to safeguarding Italy's cultural heritage and landscapes. At his death the archive, declared of outstanding historic interest (Art.s 13 and 14, Leg. Decree 42/2004) was donated by the family to the State and is kept at the head office of the Soprintendenza at Capo di Bove on the Appia.
It may be consulted on-line at https://www.archiviocederna.it

S. Castellani

Stefano Castellani was born in Rome in 1966. He graduated in Latin epigraphy and soon moved on to photography. His professional activity was in the field of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, working for superintendencies, museums, restorers and foreign institutions. He was especially fond of the Appia and the Villa dei Quintili, which he documented at all stages of excavation and restoration.