Research Institute

The Centro di Ricerca Castello di Rivoli (CRRI) is the new department of the Museum and its Library and is aimed at research as well as collecting and enhancing the archive material of artists, curators, critics, gallerists, and collectors in Italy active in particular between the 1960s and today.

With this project, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea intends to expand its scholarly vocation and its nature as a cultural institute devoted to cultural research, study, and production.

The archives gathered and catalogued at the CRRI will be used according to a two-fold intervention. On the one hand, they will become study and research material on the part of Italian and foreign scholars, invited thanks to a network of cultural institutions and scholarships for Visiting ScholarsVisiting Artists, and Visiting Researchers. On the other hand, they will be living material, intended for the creative and interdisciplinary use of artists, writers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and curators.

The CRRI’s mission is to promote and create a series of activities such as round tables and study days, to produce and disseminate publications, video documentaries, and works of art that stem from the archive material found at the Research Institute, as well as to organize temporary exhibitions.

The CRRI initiatives strive to make the material found at the Institute more accessible to users thanks to means and distribution channels that are not just academic or artistic.

The Institute will not only create material but will also promote it with other entities, institutions, and artists across the world. Thus the CRRI will become an important hub for scholars and artists while promoting a series of activities that support and bolster its own collections.

In order to accommodate the CRRI, some areas of the Manica Lunga located on the ground floor and the second floor as well as the Library will be re-installed. In fact, the project, by the architect Andrea Bruno, plans to reconvert some areas intended for material storage and use: sliding archives, scanner room, cold storage, consultation room, offices.

CRRI – Centro di Ricerca Castello di Rivoli

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Giulia De Giorgi
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Maria Messina
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