Managing the Archives Museum is not just an opportunity  to provide a series of activities which guarantee access to the structures housing the archival documents; in other words, we do not intend to simply ‘open’ the Archives.  Instead, our broader strategy is to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and to promote and conserve the documentary collections. We are convinced that the precise management of these activities will be the springboard for making more people aware of the Archives and its important content, therefore increasing the number and variety of the people who might be interested in it.


In order to do this, in addition to the central themes of research and transcription of the documents in the Archives, it is also important to develop ways to manage and communicate the issues related to the Archives so that we can realistically guarantee a future for this documentary history.  So it is necessary to make more people aware of the existence of the archives and help them to appreciate what has been produced from it, and the context it applies to, and then to demonstrate the different ways it can be used. This should be done without sacrificing scientific rigor and at the same time moving beyond its inherent technical rigidity. It is imperative to translate this vision into models of communication and initiatives that bring citizens closer to ‘their’ archives.


In this context, defining a model of management means building a modern cultural service where 80 square kilometers of well-conserved and inventoried paper can be transformed into documentation with precious information, enabling us to tell the stories which even  non-specialists can enjoy.