Through its Historical Archive, Magneti Marelli will be a part of the exhibition “Che storie! Oggetti, miti e memorie dai musei e dagli archivi d’impresa” (What interesting stories! Objects, myths and memories from enterprise museums and archives) scheduled from 11th April until 12th May 2013 at the Palazzo della Ragione in Milan.
The exhibition, which is part of the “Fuori Salone” events for the annual design furniture trade show “Salone del Mobile 2013”, and it is sponsored by the City of Milan – Culture, Fashion, Design - Palazzo della Ragione and by Museimpresa - the Italian National Association of Enterprise Museums and Archives, suggests a trip aimed at discovering rich collections that belong to approximately 50 Italian enterprise museums and archives, which show the public a picture of the evolution of our society in the last century, underscoring the crucial role played by the enterprise world in creating and enriching a country’s culture.
Magneti Marelli, through the collaboration of its Historical Archive, participates with a significant selection of historical findings and publications, in addition to many images and drawings in digital format.
The Magneti Marelli Historical Archives project began in 2008, and it started from the awareness of the value of the historical industrial heritage generated by Magneti Marelli in over 90 years of history. In 2010, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Superintendency for Archive Heritage of the Lombardy region, issued the declaration of considerable historical interest, and in 2011 the Magneti Marelli Historical Archive become a member of Museimpresa, the national associations of firms that choose to enhance the value of culture in communication strategies, as an instrument of economic development and added value for companies. During that same year, the current Archive location was inaugurated.