Museo Storico Cartiera Magnani
The project
The original paper mill 'Le Carte' dates from the end of the 15th century.
From then on one could say that potentates and institutions, artists and industries from the world over have passed through Pietrabuona and used Magnani paper, many papers were made exclusively for clients.
The place is impossible to describe, one really has to see it to believe it.
The interesting project foresees the restoration of  the original structure of the paper mill and the creation of a Museum in which to exhibit the numerous historical artefacts gathered over the centuries.
Furthermore, there is the intention of re-launching production of hand-made paper under the guidance of master paper-makers from the area who will be able to hand on their  priceless knowledge.
Our involvement with the modern Cartiera Magnani dates from 1998 when we started collaborating over the production of a paper specifically designed for ink-jet printing.
At the present time we are trying to utilise the papers held by the museum in order to mount a photographic exhibition envisaged for the spring of 2010.
From next October, we shall start to construct within the Museum a permanent archive of the artist photographers who will be invited to take part.
Whoever is interested should contact us for further information.