TICCIH - The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage

TICCIH - The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage is an international organization promoting preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research and interpretation of industrial heritage. TICCIH is the only worldwide net of specialists in this field and from 14 th to 23 rd of September 2006 TICCIH the XIII International Congress will be held in Italy. Theme of the Congress will be: "Industrial heritage and urban transformation. Productive territories and industrial landscape ". The scientific program of the meeting is composed of two plenary sessions and many workshops. During and after the Congress sono stati organized some visits to the most important Italian industrial monuments.

This website was created specifically for their 2006 Congress. The content below is taken from archived pages.



Dear friend and colleague,

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) and the organising institutions warmly welcome all participants in the XIII International TICCIH Congress which will be held in Italy from the 14 to the 23 September 2006.

More than 400 scholars from over 40 countries will attend the Congress. 200 papers will be presented in a series of sessions, including the Opening Session, two Main Sessions and thirteen Workshops. The organisers are glad to observe how the Congress attests the good health of the field of industrial heritage in several parts of the world. This point is also confirmed by the National Reports submitted to TICCIH that will be published as part of the Congress activities.

The results achieved so far have been possible thanks to the kind co-operation of all participants and of several public institutions, businesses and associations of Terni, Rome, Umbria and other Italian regions which have promptly supported our initiative. We gratefully thank them and all participants for accepting our invitation. Our thanks are also due to the President of the Republic, to the Italian Government and to the Public Institutions whose support underlines the national and international significance of this Congress.

The Congress will take place in Terni from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 September 2006. The Congress is formed by several sessions organised into workshops. The Organisers have done their best to ensure that all speakers will be given sufficient time to present their papers. Sunday 17 September will be dedicated to official meetings and to visits to the Ostiense Quarter in Rome. Other visits to the industrial heritage of the Conca Ternana and Umbria will take place during the Congress. The Congress will be hosted in a number of buildings in the city of Terni, including some of the most important historic palaces and industrial sites.

An exhibition presenting recent publications, multimedia tools, projects and plans related to industrial heritage in Italy will take place at the SIRI buildings in Terni. Another 10 exhibitions on Italian and international industrial heritage can be visited in different palaces of Terni. Palazzo Gazzoli and the historic centre of Narni will host art exhibitions on themes related to industrial heritage.

Post-Congress study visits will follow: the short trip (from the afternoon of the 18 to the 20 September) is a visit to the most important industrial sites and museums in Naples and the Campania region (Caserta - San Leucio, Gragnano, Amalfi, Furore, Bagnoli and Pietrarsa). The long trip (from the afternoon of the 18 to the 23 September) includes some of the major Italian industrial and artistic cities (Florence, Prato, Bologna, Venice-Porto Marghera, Schio, Valdagno, Tavernole sul Mella, Dalmine, Crespi d'Adda, Sesto San Giovanni, Milan, Pray, Biella, Turin and Genoa). This long trip has the option to finish in Milan on the 21 September. Both the short and long trips will end in Terni or Rome.

We look forward to seeing you in September and wish you a pleasant and profitable stay in Terni and in Italy.

Yours sincerely,

Giovanni Luigi Fontana (AIPAI - Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale)
Eusebi Casanelles (The International Committee for the Conservation of The Industrial Heritage)
Franco Giustinelli (ICSIM - Istituto per la Cultura e la Storia d’Impresa “Franco Momigliano”)


Work Programme 

Dates of the Congress and the TICCIH meetings
The Congress will begin on Thursday 14 September with the official opening and will conclude on Monday 18 September with the General Meeting of the TICCIH members (11.00 - 13.30). The meeting of the TICCIH Board will be held on 14 September at the SIRI from 12.00 to 14.00 (meetings of specialist groups may be held at the same time); the meeting of the National TICCIH Representatives will be held at the SIRI from 15.00 to 17.00.

Registration for the Congress will take place at the SIRI complex, Via Luigi Campo Fregoso, on Thursday 14 September from 12.00 to 19.30; on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 from 8.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00; and on Sunday 17 September from 9.00 to 13.00.

Arrangements for hotel accommodation and travel to the Congress locations
The Organization will arrange the transfers from hotels to the Congress locations and back.

Congress Timetable

14 September 2006

12.00 Registration begins (SIRI)
12.00 - 14.00 Meeting of TICCIH Board (SIRI)
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting of TICCIH National Representatives (SIRI)
14.30 - 17.30 Visit to the Galleto - Monte Sant'Angelo hydroelectric power station (Endesa Group) and to the former electrochemical factory in Papigno
18.00 - 20.00 Opening of the Congress (Cinecittà Studios in Papigno)
20.00 - 21.45 Welcome dinner (Cinecittà Studios in Papigno)
22.00 - 23.00 Visit to the Marmore Waterfalls

15 September 2006

8.00 - 13.00 Opening session of the Congress (Palazzo Gazzoli)
13.30 - 15.00 Lunch and visit to the Centro Multimediale in Terni (former “Bosco” mechanics workshop)
15.15 - 18.30 Parallel workshops 1-7 (SIRI)
16.00 - 18.00 Visit (optional) to the Tarkett linoleum factory in Narni Scalo
18.45 - 19.30 “Memory hints of sounds”. Concert in the S.G.L. Carbon factory (Narni Scalo)
20.00 - 22.00 Dinner and visit to the historic centre of Narni and to the artistic and environmental exhibits made of local industrial materials

16 September 2006

8.00 - 11.30 Session A (Palazzo Gazzoli)
8.00 - 11.30 Session B (Palazzo di Primavera)
13.30 - 15.00 Visit to and lunch at the ThyssenKrupp Special Steelworks in Terni
15.30 - 19.15 Continuation of session A (Palazzo Gazzoli)
15.30 - 19.15 Continuation of session B (Palazzo di Primavera)
20.30 - 23.00 Dinner and visit to the Dynamic Museum of Brick and Terracotta Works in Marsciano (Perugia)

17 September 2006

7.30 - 9.00 Transfer from Terni to Rome
9.00 - 9.30 Greetings by Representatives of the Italian Government and City Authorities
9.30 - 11.00 Reports on the history of the Ostiense industrial area and their projects (Aula Magna, University of Roma Tre, Via Ostiense, 159)
11.00 - 13.30 Visit to the Museum of the old “Montemartini” power station, the former General Markets and the Istituto Superiore Antincendi (Fire service training college in the former general grain warehouses)
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch at Vittoriano (National Monument to King Vittorio Emanuele II)
15.00 - 22.00 Free time for sightseeing in Rome
22.00 - 23.30 Return to Terni

18 September 2006

8.30 - 10.30 Parallel workshops 8-13 (SIRI)
11.00 - 13.30 TICCIH meeting (Palazzo Gazzoli) and conclusion of Congress
13.30 - 15.00 Lunch
15.30 Departure for post-Congress tours


Dates of the post-Congress tour itineraries
The first itinerary, including visits to the most important industrial and museum sites in Naples and Campania, will take place from the afternoon of 18 September to the evening of 20 September. 
The second itinerary, taking in the major industrial centres and art cities of the Centre-North of Italy, will take place from the afternoon of 18 September to the evening of 23 September (detailed programmes on pag. 34-41).

Official languages
English and Italian (a simultaneous translation service will be provided for the plenary sessions in both languages).


Scientific Committee

Giovanni Luigi Fontana (Ticcih, Aipai, Università di Padova),coordinatore
Eusebi Casanelles (Ticcih, Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica
de Catalunya), coordinatore
Franco Amatori (Icsim - Università “Luigi Bocconi”)
Louis Bergeron (Ticcih, Ecomusée de la Communauté Urbaine
Le Creusot - Montceau les Mines)
Maristella Casciato (Docomomo, Università di Bologna)
Franco Bonelli (Università Roma Tre)
Donatella Calabi (Aisu, Istituto Universitario di Architettura Venezia)
Renato Covino (Aipai, Icsim, Università di Perugia)
Roberto D’Agostino (Audis)
Marco Dezzi Bardeschi (Icomos Italia, Politecnico di Milano)
Antonio Di Vittorio (Sise, Università di Bari)
Franco Giustinelli (Icsim, Aipai)
José Manuel Lopez Cordeiro (Appi, Universidade do Minho, Braga)
Franco Mancuso (Istituto Universitario di Architettura Venezia)
Vittorio Marchis (Politecnico di Torino)
Massimo Negri (European Musem Forum)
Carlo Olmo (Politecnico di Torino)
Gino Papuli (Icsim)
Carlo Poni (Università di Bologna)
Maria Teresa Pontois (Ticcih, Koinetwork)
Gregorio Rubino (Aipai, Università “Federico II” di Napoli)
Ivan Tognarini (Aipai, Università di Siena)
Carlo Travaglini (Aipai, Università Roma Tre)
Augusto Vitale (Aipai, Università “Federico II” di Napoli)
Maurizio Vitta (Politecnico di Milano, Accademia di Brera)
Claudio Zanier (Aipai, Università di Pisa)
Guido Zucconi (Istituto Universitario di Architettura Venezia)