Author Archives: Caterina Sbrana

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives dedicated to life on Earth. The curators of the library claim that it is the “world’s largest open access digital library … Continue reading


Britain’s children “shipped” since 1860s

Text by Caterina Sbrana. There is a history of migration involving a large number of Britain’s children who were “shipped” since the 1860s to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries. This fate affected over 100,000 children. I knew the living … Continue reading


Digitisation of the endangered monastic archive at May Wäyni, Ethiopia

Text by Caterina Sbrana. I have already spoken in my blogs about the importance of the digitisation of historical documents in order to enable them to be used and disseminated worldwide through the Internet. There is another reason why digitisation … Continue reading


‘Arts Technologies’ at Serpentine Galleries

Text by Caterina Sbrana. “Our Galleries are temporarily closed due to current coronavirus restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon”. This message is on the home page of the Serpentine Galleries website and it’s similar to others we … Continue reading


Experimental on line exhibitions at M WOODS museum, in Beijing

Text by Caterina Sbrana. It might seem difficult to talk about art, ecology and nature, during the pandemic from Covid-19. Giving the public the opportunity to live the art even when the museums are closed is a challenge that not … Continue reading


9 December: International Day for the Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of Genocide

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Today, the 9th December, is the International Day for the Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of Genocide and the Prevention of This Crime, established in September 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. Unfortunately the twentieth … Continue reading


Digital offering at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History of Washington

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The pandemic from Sars Covid-19 has accustomed us to receive messages of cultural events, exhibitions, concerts, shows that are cancelled. Museums and art galleries have also closed public visits. However, digital technology is trying to bridge … Continue reading


Hiroshima, 6th August 1945: the “Bomb Experience”

text by Caterina Sbrana. “It was a hot, clear morning. I was getting ready to leave for the Tax Office, near Hatchobori, where I worked as a Mobilization Workforce Student. There was a bright flash and an extremely loud noise … Continue reading


Edvard Munch’s writings

Text by Caterina Sbrana. In August 2007 the Munch Museum set up a project related to Edvard Munch’s writings. The project was financed with funds from Arts Council Norway, the Fritt Ord (Freedom of Expression) Foundation, The Municipality of Oslo’s Kunstsamlingenes institutt … Continue reading


Nelson Mandela Foundation is promoting the preservation of Madiba’s legacy

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), founded in 1999 by Nelson Mandela also known as Madiba, is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting Madiba’s living legacy through the collection of all documentation scattered throughout the world. The … Continue reading