Promemoria, working in partnership with the Olivetti Historical Archive and the Adriano Olivetti Foundation, adopted the Archiui platform in 2014 for the archival description and management of the Olivetti Digital Archives.
The project fell under the wing of the “Olivetti Integrated Projects” plan for the preservation and promotion of Olivetti’s heritage and legacy, launched in 2013 by the Olivetti Historical Archive and the Adriano Olivetti Foundation, with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo. Promemoria was tasked with the migration and Web publication of over 300,000 records and more than 20,000 images, held in the old cataloguing systems, on a single database. Thanks to the Archiui platform, a unique cultural heritage is now accessible online for the first time, bringing together the wide-ranging material of company, personal, and institutional archives and documentary collections telling the story of Olivetti from 1908 to today. That heritage has since become all the more important thanks to the UNESCO World Heritage Listing of the City of Ivrea as an “industrial city of the 20th century”. The database can be accessed via six sections — Società Olivetti, Personalità della storia Olivetti, Collezioni Olivetti, Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, and Altri Archivi — featured on the home page or through a search engine covering all the collections.