Diana Bracco presents the SNIA digital archive

As part of the project to relaunch the Torviscosa industrial site in Friuli, Diana Bracco, president of the Bracco Foundation, illustrated the project for computerising the archives of Snia and CID (Centro Informazione Documentazione).

Bracco Foundation, with its president Diana Bracco, is taking a leading role in the relaunch of the historic industrial site at Torviscosa in Friuli with a project for the computerisation of the archives of the old chemical company Snia and of CID (Centro Informazione Documentazione).

The initiative aims to keep alive memories of the place that offers unique testimony of Italian manufacturing. In Torviscosa there was the old headquarters of the chemical company Snia. At the start of the year 2000 the Bracco Group started a massive project of industrial recovery through the creation of the Spin company in the old Snia buildings, preserving the original 1938 architecture.

The Snia and CID (Centro Informazione Documentazione) archives are made up of 1800 drawings and 10,000 plates that will soon be available in digital format. The project was illustrated by president Diana Bracco on Saturday, November 14 as part of the convention “Prospectives for Torviscosa, an industrial relaunch and safeguarding of the historical heritage” which also saw the participation of environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti and the president of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Giulia Debora Serracchiani.

In her intervention Diana Bracco said: “I believe that the case of Spin in Torviscosa represents an emblematic example of positive osmosis between industry, territory and the environment. We have launched a strategic production area for Italian manufacturing, and the arrival of new investments and jobs rewards the carriage we have had in tackling a great operation of industrial archaeology.”

The day at Torviscosa, organised as part of the 14th Confindustria week of business culture, also saw the inauguration of two exhibitions: “When Italy had factories” and “Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in Torre Viscosa”. The exhibitions were much appreciated by the public, which also visited enthusiastically the industrial structures. Overall more than 1200 people took part in “open factories”, coming from several regions of northern Italy and including families of Bracco Spin employees and former Snia workers.


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