It covers the evolution of the power grid between the late 19th century and 1962, and of the telephone network from its origins to the 2000s.
The archive assembles sources and memories to reconstruct the story of these two great technologies in Italy.
It is more than an archive; it is a museum that tells a lively story of our companies, of technological innovation, and of the work of those who came before us. To visit it you will need to book (firstname.lastname@example.org). Since opening to the public in 2018 it has welcomed more than 2,000 visitors.
It was set up in 1992 and recognised in the same year as being of "notable cultural interest" by the Department of Archival Heritage for Piedmont and the Aosta Valley, part of the then Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Environments.
On the Archive's website, academics, students, researchers, employees and enthusiasts can learn more online about the story of telecommunications.
One particularly innovative section of the site is "The story of connection", an immersive experience that takes you, on your mobile phone or computer, through the evolution of telecommunications. Objects in the archive are photographed and reproduced in 3D, then, along with the documents, sent on a trip down a telephone wire to take us into different places and times leading right up to the present day.