The documents have been preserved since 1984 at the Archivio Diaristico Nazionale (“The National Diary Archives”) in Pieve Santo Stefano, Tuscany
These public archives contain the writings of normal people who reflect on their e veryday lives and their stories through diaries, letters and autobiographical memories. This museum wishes to highlight the wealth of information contained in the archives; the design plans are suggestive and poetic, an arrangement envisaged by the journalist and writer, Saverio Tutino. The writings describe the anecdotes of unidentified people who left a mark in their lives.
Positioned against two walls, master woodworkers have reproduced a large timber unit complete with shelves, drawers and a variety of storage containers. This storage unit also houses all of the technology necessary to operate the installations. An additional 5 sliding drawers contain the original diaries.
To consent installation of the technological equipment, this large unit was designed as a stand-alone structure, detached from the walls; it is easy to inspect thanks to a system of rails that allows the lower portion to slide out. The rear sections of the unit are therefore transformed into the technical, direction and management zones, as well as being the perfect platform for installing the components and cabling and for any future of the maintenance or modifications.
Piccolo Museo del Diario, Archivio Diaristico Nazionale, Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo
Program: permanent museum exhibition