The National Cinema Museum’s film archives conserves and valorizes the Museum’s film collection. This vibrant, rare and precious patrimony took form in 1942, when Maria Adriana Prolo bought the first film for the collection at a cost of 30 Lira and noted the expenditure in her cashbook.
Today, the archives boasts a collection of thousands of titles that include examples from the most diverse epochs and filmographies; from Giovanni Pastrone to Werner Herzog and from Dziga Vertov to Francesco Rosi. The collection is constantly expanding thanks to acquisitions, donations and trusts.
A member of FIAF (Fédération des Archives du Film) since 1953, the film archives is committed to projects regarding film restoration and the diffusion of film culture. It promotes and participates in initiatives designed to valorize its collections in collaboration with other film archives in Italy and abroad. It also offers consultation services and collaborates with festivals, public events, associations, researchers and documentary filmmakers.
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