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Toward a history of the Sportsystem District in Montebelluna: museum, archives, sources

This article focuses on the history of the Sportsystem District in Montebelluna and on the issues related to the identification and use of sources relevant to its elaboration. In addition to providing a context for this case within the framework of Italian design history, the author discusses the process and results of a project to institute a museum devoted to the Sportsystem District: the first part of the article deals with the district’s museum as a place of memory; the second part analyses the types of sources and the condition of the various archives located in the territory; the final part reflects on the findings of the research process.

This article is only available in Italian.


Questo articolo è stato pubblicato in AIS/Design Storia e Ricerche, numero 10 dicembre 2017

Eleonora Charans

Eleonora Charans, PhD in Theory and History of Arts at the School of Advanced Studies in Venice (2012). In 2015-16 and in 2017 she received two research grants from the Università Iuav di Venezia to study the archives of the Sportsystem District in Montebelluna and to research the methodologies and techniques for the reconstruction and visualization of displays produced at the Venice Biennale. She has been teaching assistant of Contemporary Art at the Politecnico di Milano and is now covering the same position at the Università Iuav di Venezia (2011-16). Her recent publications include a book devoted to Gino De Dominicis’ design contribution to the 36th Venice Biennial in 1972 (Scalpendi) and several essays featured in journals including “Studies in the History of Gardens and Design Landscapes”, “Nuova Museologia”, “Ricerche di S/confine”, “Arabeschi – International Journal of Literature and Visual Studies, and “Venezia Arti”. Her main research topics are the history of exhibitions, archives and memory, history of collections, and neo-avant-garde.

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