About the Project

Archivo Amé
Planning Grant

This project will assess the mostly unknown visual archive of Bautista Amé (1889– 1973) who was born in Italy but worked from 1914 in the small town of Ingeniero Luiggi, La Pampa, Argentina. The archive is estimated to contain more than 50,000 documents in a variety of media, including photographs, paper documents, and equipment. Records suggest that the archive also holds the 1919 film ‘El pañuelo de Clarita’ which was written and produced by Amé and directed by Emilia Saleny, considered one of the first films directed by a woman in Argentina. Stored in the family home and never assessed before, the archive requires immediate attention.

Project Leads

  • Carolina Cappa, Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola (Spain)
  • Julieta Sepich, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Host Institution

Universidad Nacional de General San Martín: TAREA - Instituto de Investigaciones sobre el Patrimonio Cultural (Argentina)

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