Contemporary Art Archivists workshop (Edition II)

Following the Contemporary Art Archivists workshop in 2017, the Registrar workshop in 2018, the Provenance Research Workshop, the Literary Social Media Content Creator Workshop in 2019 and the Workshop for the Editing of Catalogues Raisonnés and Publications of Art (2020) Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea holds a Contemporary Art Archivists workshop.

Jointly run by CRRI – Castello di Rivoli Research Institute and the Museum Education Department, the workshop is led by art historian and archivist Pietro Rigolo (Assistant Curator for Modern and Contemporary Collections, GRI-Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles). The workshop is open to individuals aged between 22 and 40, with a degree in the Humanities and the Arts.


 The workshop, subject to current regulations i, will be held over two consecutive weeks in the year 2021: from October 26 – 30  and November 2 – 4  2021 at the Castello di Rivoli Library.

The program includes lectures as well as hands-on exercises, student presentations and discussion rounds with international experts in Contemporary Art Archives, in collaboration with MACBA Study Center (CED), Barcelona; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; CSAC Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione, Parma; Getty Research Institute and Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles.

The seminars focus on: what is an archive, and what are the different types of contemporary art archives; brief history of the archival discipline; how archives are collected: selection and evaluation; how to keep an archive: conservation of paper, photographic material and audio-visual material; how an archive is opened to research: organization and description; MPLP (More Product, Less Processing): discussion on a new paradigm

To apply, please send a résumé along with a covering letter (max. 500 characters) to by August 2, 2021.

Selected candidates:

Vashti Ali
Federica Arcoraci
Francesca Blandino
Ilaria Gadenz
Barbara Garatti
Fabrizio Gitto
Tommaso Pagani
Giada Pellicari
Alessia Petrolito
Emanuela Russo
Laura Scaringella
Luisa Simi

Castello di Rivoli provides free tuition for selected participants. The workshop is in Italian and in English.

The workshop is organized thanks to the support of Regione Piemonte and Compagnia di San Paolo, and in collaboration with the Multi Family office Tosetti Value, a benchmark in the enhancement of family assets and private collections.

The Education Department of Castello di Rivoli is accredited by MIUR (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca) as a training body. At the end of the workshop, Castello di Rivoli will issue a certificate to the participants.

The workshop is part of the activities of CRRI – Castello di Rivoli Research Institute, supported by Regione Piemonte and Compagnia di San Paolo.


The workshop for Contemporary Art Archivists is organized under the official patronage of ICOM Italia and Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Torino