The Topotheque creates a unique opportunity of  safeguarding not always easily accessible historic documents for the public.

 It contributes to building regional and historic identities of communities and their population

The UNINA-MUSA collaboration within Topotheque project

The MUSA – Museum Center of Agriculture Sciences (University of Naples Federico II)– is a museum complex born with the objective to create territorial synergies to promote the natural resources, landscape and architectural ; it aspires to become a national and international center of attraction for the redevelopment of a place and its community by creating a network of resources and expertise.

At MUSA Center is preserved the photographic archive “Angerio Filangieri”. Angerio Filangieri was a professor at the University Federico II, who was in charge of research in the field of the Agricultural and Urban Landscape. During his long career (from 1969 to 2003 years) he photographed many places of Campania.
In the 2015 co:op – Unina had the opportunity to know the Angerio Filangieri Archive and the MUSA activities and in january 2016 signed a collaboration agreement for a Research Project within Topotheque platform.


Archivio Angerio Filangieri

Topotheque and the interdisciplinary research project

The Musa Topotheque project started with the scan of some images of five old cities, one for each province of the region of Campania:

Vitulano (Benevento, Campania, Italy)
Pisciotta (Salerno, Campania, Italy)
Massa Lubrense (Napoli, Campania, Italy)
Sessa Aurunca (Caserta, campania, Italy)
Candida (Avellino, Campania, Italy)

For the scan, UNINA collaborated, in co-financing, with the Laboratory of Photographs of its Department of Humanities (Responsible: Mr. Lucio Terracciano).

The data were implemented in the platform by two trainees (Antonella Mancuso and Elisa Balzano) with the supervision of UNINA/DSU group (Prof. Antonella Ambrosio and Dr. Maria Rosaria Falcone, coordinators) and the Musa Center (Dr. Antonello Migliozzi, project responsible for the museum).
This pilot project of collaboration will be presented in a Bring your history that will be organized at the MUSA, in the year 2017.


Bring Your History Day

And here the result of our cooperation with Uniscape/MUSA:



The core of the Topotheque research project was the idea that a prior iconographic, topographical and descriptive knowledge of those assets, would have contributed to a more correct, appropriate and shared assessment, in the territorial planning topic.
The first results of this interdisciplinary collaboration were disseminated in occasion of the International Conference CIRICE 2016. Delli Aspetti de Paesi. Vecchi e nuovi Media per l’Immagine del Paesaggio (Naples, 27-29 ottobre 2016). Within the session Iconografia del vissuto e dell’imperfezione, Dr. Antonello Migliozzi (MUSA, Università degli studi di Napoli) and Dr. Maria Rosaria Falcone (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli studi di Napoli) held a talk on L’inventario dei beni storico-artistici e naturali di Angerio Filangieri. Un recupero della memoria attraverso la piattaforma WEB Topotheque (The inventory of historical, artistic and natural heritage of Angerio Filangieri. A recovery of memory by means of the Web platform Topotheque).
Click here for the conference proceedings

UNINA-Topotheque Research Group in UNISCAPE Network

In december 2016, thanks to the research and didactics activities, the Research Group UNINA/Topotheque (members: Antonella Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria Falcone, Lucio Terracciano – UNINA/DSU; Stefano Mazzoleni, Antonello Migliozzi – UNINA/MUSA) entered the Uniscape Network conducted in collaboration with the MUSA Center, on the history of the landscape of the Campania region.

UNISCAPE is the Network of Universities especially dedicated to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. Aim of UNISCAPE is to support and reinforce interdisciplinary co-operation within and among European universities regarding landscape issues, especially in the areas of research and education. UNISCAPE thereby promotes the principles and the objectives of the Florence Convention (the European Landscape Convention, in force since 2004).

More details on Uniscape Network here

Uniscape Neaples here