Dr. Margherita Naim

Academic Collaborator of the Photography Reference Library

Phone: +39 055 24911-43
Fax: +39 055 26767-51

She studied art history, obtaining an Interuniversity PhD from Ca' Foscari University and IUAV University of Venice (2016). She is an independent researcher in History of photography and she taught this subject at Ca' Foscari University of Venice (2015-2018 AYs), at the University of Turin (2019-2024 AYs) and at the University of Siena (2023-2024 AYs). In addition, since 2011, she has been coordinating and teaching Photographic Archiving courses in universities (IUAV, Pavia, Udine, Verona), as well as in conservation institutes (Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Venice, ICCD - Rome, Civic Museums - Triest). She curated photographic exhibitions (Paesaggi d'acqua nel Veneto, 2018;  Gianni Berengo Gardin e la Olivetti, 2020), and coordinated photographic and documentary archive management projects (Sergio Bettini, P. M. Pasinetti,    Italo Zannier).

  • Bibliography on the theory and history of photography
  • Eastern Mediterranean photography in art archives
  • Industrial photography and Olivetti S.p.A.
  • Photography in tourism promotion for cultural identity construction
  • Photography as historical document
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
  • Photography Network (PN)
  • Società Italiana di Studi Fotografici (SISF)


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