VIVE preserves over 700,000 images of artistic and historical assets present in the territory and in the museums of Rome and Lazio, as well as the photographic heritage of the National Museum of the Palazzo di Venezia: these are 2000 negatives on glass plates, 300,000 black and white negatives on film, 320,000 positives on black and white paper, 70,000 colour slides and 25,000 digital files.
Among the historical collections, it is worth mentioning the Studio De Lisio collection, a small group of albumen prints with views of Rome presumably made by the photographic studio de Lisio in Naples, between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the War Damage collection which includes images of the damage suffered by Italian monuments during the Second World War.
Fundamental to the history of Palazzo Venezia is the Hermanin collection, so named due to the close link with the activity carried out by art historian Federico Hermanin (Bari, 1868 - Rome, 1953), Superintendent of the Galleries and Museums of Lazio and the Abruzzi from 1913 to 1938 and director of the Palazzo Venezia Museum from 1916.
The collection in fact includes photographs dating from the late 19th century to 1960 which document the appearance of the complex before the Palazzetto was moved, the layout of the museum rooms by Hermanin himself, the preparatory models of the Scala Nova and its capitals as well as the construction works.
If you want to know more about the Photographic Archive click here (ANN. 1)
If you want to consult the Catalogue Archive, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to request a photo of the Archive for personal use or for study purposes or for non-profit promotion click here.
If you want to purchase photos from the Archive and use them for profit click here.
If you want to use a photo from the Archive for profit, that you already have click here.
To find out more, consult our Regulations (ANN. 10D.2. Regulations)
Dr Lia Di Giacomo - Director