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Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale – Nuove tecnologie per i beni culturali (Digital Renaissance Foundation – New Technologies for Cultural Heritage) is a no profit organization set up in 2004 and recognized at the national level in 2005. Its purpose consists in the study and promotion of the best theories and practices for the use of new technologies and communications in the diffusion and conservation of the cultural heritage.

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Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale - Nuove tecnologie per i beni culturali

(Digital Renaissance Foundation – New Technologies for Cultural Heritage)

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Via Bufalini, 6 50122 Firenze


Board of Governors of the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale

2012 members:

  • Professor Paolo GALLUZZI (President)
  • Professor of Science History and Director of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence
  • Dr. Giuseppe ROGANTINI PICCO (Vice-president)
  • Member of the board of directors of Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
  • Antonio GHERDOVICH, Layer
  • President of Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
  • Dr. Cristina ACIDINI
  • Superintendent of Polo Museale of Florence.
  • Professor Alberto DEL BIMBO
  • Vice Chancellor for Innovation in the Università degli Studi di Firenze, and professor of the Engineering faculty – Department of Computer Science

Scientific Committee of the Fondazione, named by the funder. 
 2012 members:

  • Professor Paolo GALLUZZI, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Museum Galileo
  • Professor Paolo BLASI (Coordinator), Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Professor Vito CAPPELLINI, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Dr. Andrea GRANELLI, Kansosrl - Tecnologie per l'uomo
  • Professor Andrea BOZZI, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale - CNR Pisa
  • Dr. Giovanni BERGAMIN, National Central Library of Florence
  • Dr. Maria SFRAMELI, Superintendent of Polo Museale of Florence
  • Professor Anna Maria TAMMARO, Università degli Studi di Parma
  • Professor Maria GUERCIO, Università degli Studi di Urbino

Board of Auditors

In 2012 it is made of three acting auditors:

  • Dr. Lorenzo GALEOTTI FLORI
  • Dr. Giuseppe URSO
  • Dr. Corrado GALLI

Deputy auditors:

  • Dr. Riccardo PASSERI
  • Dr. Marco TANINI


2012 members:

  • Secretary of the Fondazione: Marco Rufino
  • Scientific Director of the Fondazione: Maurizio Lunghi
  • IIT and training manager: Matteo Paternò


Venues where the Fondazione has organized events:

  • Auditorium di Santa Apollonia, Via San Gallo 25 - Firenze
  • Auditorium dell'Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Via Folco Portinari 5/rosso - Firenze
  • SalaFerri in Palazzo Strozzi - Firenze
  • Sala Galileo Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Central Library of Florence), piazza Cavalleggeri 1 - Firenze
  • Salonedei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio - Firenze
  • Piazza della Signoria - Firenze
  • Teatrod ella Pergola, Via della Pergola 30 - Firenze
  • Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Piazza dei Giudici 1 – Firenze


Tel. 0039 (0)55/2613904 Fax 0039 (0)55/2613906


Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale


The Fondazione believes that “the application of the new information and communication technologies for the valorization of cultural heritage is a diffused practice which responds both to the need of preserving the integrity of cultural heritage and to the demand of facilitating their use and accessfor a wider public”... And it is also of the opinion that there are too few initiatives of cultural heritage digitization and management able to meet the challenge. For this reason the Fondazione wants to define standards, methodologies and instruments able to preserve digital memories and to guarantee the adequate conservation of the original supports and digital technologies. In order to achieve these goals the Fondazione plans to form partnerships with centers of excellence on the local, national and international level that, sharing the same purposes, will co-finance events, courses, analyses, studies and research projects.

Sectors of intervention:

Conservation and valorization of cultural heritage



The Fondazione organizes seminars, workshops and courses to teach topublic and private practitioners the appropriate way of using the new technologies to preserve and fully valorize cultural heritage. The educational activities can be in class or on-line, with or without charge, and address the staff of agencies, institutions and organizations working in the field of cultural heritage.

On the official website it is possible to find a page with all the education and training activities.


The Fondazione organizes conferences, workshops, round tables and seminars on the following issues:

  • preservation and enhancement of digital memory
  • metadata and standards
  • copyright and digital rights management applications and e technology for digital libraries.

A specific page of the website is dedicated to all the events in which the Fondazione is engaged.


A special page of the official web site recollects different documents linked to the activities of the Fondazione: articles, records of congresses, books, slides, tutorials, etc. (Part of the material is in English).

Origin and History:

The Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze set up the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale on the 16th of December 2004. On May 16th 2005 the Fondazione was recognized as a legal entity at a national level.

Projects (fulfilled/ongoing/to be realized):

The Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale takes part in a wide-range of national and international projects. The themes confronted range from the production of digital contents to the management and accessibility of digital resources, from the preservation of digital memories to the study of e-services for cultural and scientific applications.

National projects

Ongoing national projects (November 2012):

Fulfilled European Projects

Ongoing European Projects (November 2012):

A page of the official website recollects all the projects and the achieved results.




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Latitudine: 43.77329

Longitudine: 11.25936



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