The Association

Since 1998, the Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti (Olivetti Historical Archive Association)
has collected, preserved and enhanced the documentary
heritage relating to the history of the Olivetti Company.

#StoriaDiInnovazione

Who would we be without our past?

We are professional archivists, meaning we work
for the future.

And we understand that the roots of our history
help us to live the present and plan
our future.

History, aims and activities

The Olivetti Historical Archive.
An invaluable heritage of Italian culture and entrepreneurship.

Founded in 1986 on the initiative of the then Secretary General of Olivetti, Paolo Mancinelli, in collaboration with the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and today considered of “considerable historical interest” by the Archival Superintendence Office for Piedmont and the Aosta Valley, the Olivetti Historical Archive safeguards and promotes collections relating to iconic Olivetti figures and the Olivetti Company, together with prominent collections and resources linked to business figures and enterprise.
The heritage preserved by the Olivetti Historical Archive Association consists of documents, letters, books, newspapers, magazines, posters, drawings, photos, films, audiovisuals, products, miniatures and models, etc.

Research, publications and projects

Study and research in the Olivetti Historical Archive: at the heart of the Olivetti idea.

The Olivetti Historical Archive Association promotes and participates in projects and initiatives with companies, agencies, schools, cultural institutes, as well as researchers and scholars from all fields to spread the values of a century of industrial history and help develop new ideas for the future.

Internships, calls and competitions

Olivetti Historical Archive’s concrete commitment for a future of innovation and enterprise.

The Olivetti Historical Archive Association promotes and participates in projects and initiatives with companies, agencies, schools, cultural institutes, as well as researchers and scholars from all fields to spread the values of a century of industrial history and help develop new ideas for the future.

Permanent exhibition

Olivetti #StoriaDiInnovazione

An exhibition that aims to highlight the peculiarities of Olivetti’s industrial project, oriented towards innovation and technological excellence, but at the same time very attentive to the social and cultural aspects of work. All this through an evocative but also didactic itinerary, made up of documents, posters, photos and films, from the company’s early years to the present day.

Guided tours by reservation
From Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:00 • 14:00-17:00
Cost: € 5,00 per person – € 3,00  for young people up to 18 years

Saturday and Sunday reserved for groups.

Per motivi organizzativi le visite sono sospese nei seguenti periodi:
– dal 14 al 18 novembre;
– dal 19 dicembre 2022 all’8 gennaio 2023.

Partners

Partners of the Olivetti Historical Archive collaborate in the Association’s initiatives and activities, contributing to the creation of a virtuous network that generates cultural and entrepreneurial value in the context of innovation processes.

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