Author Archives: Caterina Sbrana

Intangible Cultural Heritage database

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Foreword: We begin a multimedia journey that will lead us through some databases that contain extraordinary documents related to intangible cultural heritage. We will first see how the South China Research Center of the Hong Kong … Continue reading


Enslaved Africans across the Atlantic world

text by Caterina Sbrana. We already mentioned in the past about the theme of the slave trade heritage digitization  projects, that is a topic of extensive research especially for American Institutions. One of these projects developed the site www.slavevoyages.org, that … Continue reading


The Jewish Digital Archive project

Text by Caterina Sbrana. In 2011 at the Kaplan Centre at UCT University of Cape Tow, under the auspices of Milton Shain, an emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical Studies and a former director of the Isaac and Jessie … Continue reading


EBONY & JET magazines’ archive will (hopefully) soon be widely accessible

Text by Caterina Sbrana. It’s been 74 years since John H. Johnson, an American businessman and publisher, laid the foundation of a new magazine called Ebony and 68 years from the birth of Jet, considered the Ebony sister.  We are … Continue reading


The Library of Congress, the largest library in the World

text by Caterina Sbrana. The Library of Congress (LoC) is the national library of the United States of America. It holds more than 158 million documents and is therefore the largest library in the World. Library of Congress was instituted … Continue reading


Italy fights the battle against illiteracy, 1950.

text by Caterina Sbrana. “General View of Rogiano Gravina. Rogiano Gravina is located around forty kilometers north of Cosenza, in the center of a very poor agricultural district. It counts close to 6,000 in habitants, and it is the most … Continue reading


History of the Indian Tribes of North America, an extraordinary historical heritage

text by Caterina Sbrana. img. Public Domain via Wikipedia “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” is a three-volume collection of Native American biographies and portraits originally published in the United States from 1838 to 1844, by Thomas McKenney … Continue reading


MORI BUILDING digital art museum

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The International Council of Museums defines the Museum as  A permanent, non-profit institution serving society and its development. It is open to the public and carries out researches concerning the material and immaterial testimonies of humanity and … Continue reading


Discovering the Met’s website and online resources

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Dear readers, I once again speak about New York and in particular about the Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which digitized a large number of historical documents in the last two years and made them … Continue reading


Civita di Bagnoregio, a pearl in the middle of Lazio region (Italy)

Text by Caterina Sbrana, photos by Fabrizio Sbrana. Dear readers, this time I’ll take you to a village that I consider an authentic open-air museum, where alleys, palaces, small squares and the bell tower tell us of a distant past … Continue reading