Andrea De Pasquale
Andrea De Pasquale, graduated in Classics at the University of Turin, graduated in Archival, Paleography and Diplomacy at the State Archives of Turin, graduated librarian at the University of Rome La Sapienza, PhD in book history at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne) in Paris.
Director General of the Ministry of Culture where he has worked since 1999, he is currently Superintendent of the Central State Archives, the highest Italian archive that preserves the documentary memory of Italy from the Unity to the present. Previously he was director of the Palatine Library of Parma, of the Braidense National Library of Milan, of the National University Library of Turin and of the National Central Library of Rome and of Service I – Studies Office of the Directorate General for Education, research and cultural institutes. He is also scientific director of the Fondazione Museo Bodoniano, member of the scientific committee of the L. Firpo Foundation of Turin; former member of the Scientific Technical Committee libraries and cultural institutes and tourism; He has taught at the School of Higher Education of ICPAL – Central Institute for Pathology of Archives and Books and has taught at numerous universities including the University of Rome La Sapienza, the École Nationale de Chartes in Paris, the University of Bologna, Turin, Siena; he has participated in numerous national and international conferences. He is the author of publications and essays on the history of books and libraries, archival sources and the digitalization of cultural heritage.