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Associazione "Grande Nord"

Type: Organisation
Address: Via Avigliana 72, I-10096 Leumann, Torino
Telephone: +39-11-4154002
Fax: +39-11-4730050
Year of foundation: 1981
Activities: Organizes Arctic expeditions: Svalbard (1982, 84, 86); Ellesmere Island (1988); N.E. Greenland (1991); Franz Josef Land (1994).
Publications: Oltre il sole di mezzanotte (1992); Svalbard, forgotten islands (1984); Zemlya Frantsa Josifa: sulla rotta della "Stella Polare" alla riscoperta della terra di Francesco Giuseppe" (1995)

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Associazione Interregionale di Coordinamento e Documentazione per i Problemi Inerenti alla Neve e alle Valanghe (AINEVA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aineva.it
Address: Centro Nivometeorologico della Regione Lombardia, via Milano 18, I-23032 Bormio (So)
Telephone: +39-342-90-50-30
Fax: +39-342-90-51-33
Publications: Neve e Valanghe (1983-, 4pa)

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Centro Nivometeorologico della Regione Lombardia

Type: Organisation
Website: www.regione.lombardia.it/meteonew.nsf/home/homemeteo/
Address: via Milano 18, I-23032 Bormio (So)
Telephone: +39-342-90-50-30
Fax: +39-342-90-51-33
Activities: Collects data and carries out research on snow and avalanches in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.
Publications: Bollettino Nivometeorologico della Regione Lombardia

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Centro Sperimentale Valanghe e Difesa Idrogeologica [Experimental Centre for Avalanches and Hydrological Defences]

Type: Organisation
[Experimental Centre for Avalanches and Hydrological Defences]
Website: www.ifcai.pa.cnr.it/~nicastro/freetime.html
Address: Regione Veneto Dipartimento Foreste, I-32020 Arabba di Livinallongo (Belluno)
Telephone: +39-436-79227
Fax: +39-436-79319
Publications: Annale Nivometeorologico della Montagana Veneta (1985-, annual); Arabba Meteo (1991-, 12pa); Neve e Valanghe nelle Dolomiti e Prealpi Venete (annual)

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Comitato Glaciologico Italiano

Type: Organisation
Website: www.disat.unimib.it/comiglacio/comitatoglaciologico.htm
Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze 5, I-10123 Torino
Telephone: +39-11-658-813
Fax: +39-11-670-7155
Year of foundation: 1913
Activities: Centre for study of glaciology and Alpine climatology. Maintains a library and a collection of photographs of Italian glaciers.
Publications: Bollettino del Comitato Glaciologico Italiano (1950-, annual); Geografia Fisica & Dinamica Quaternaria (1978-, 2pa)

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Comitato Glaciologico Italiano

Type: Library
Website: www.disat.unimib.it/comiglacio/comitatoglaciologico.htm
Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze 5, Torino, Italy
Telephone: +39-11-658 813
Fax: +39-11-670 7155
Notes:

The library was established in 1895. The greater part of the collection is concerned with Italian glaciology.

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Istituto Geografico Polare Biblioteca Polare Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.museopolare.it
Address: Viale Trento - Villa Vitali, 63023 Fermo/AP, Italy
Telephone: +39 734 735 166
Notes:

The polar library began activity in 1946 with a very few books. Now it is used by many professors. The students of many Italian universities use the rich material for their graduation thesis.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Geographic area, whaling, history, history of exploration, Inuktitut, glaciology, Inuit. Languages represented are: Italian, English, French, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, German, Polish, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Inuktitut.

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Istituto Geografico Polare Silvio Zavatti

Type: Organisation
Website: www.lifeland.it
Address: Villa Vitali, Viale Trento, I-63023 Fermo (AP)
Telephone: +39-734-226166
Year of foundation: 1945
Activities: Carries out research in the geography, ethnography, history, literature and natural sciences of the Arctic and Antarctic. Library and archives. Also houses Museo Polare di Fermo.
Publications: Il Polo (1945-, 4pa)

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Museo Nazionale del'Antartide 'Felice Ippolito' - Earth sciences

Type: Museum
Address: Centro Interuniversitario Genova - Siena - Trieste, Universita' di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena
Fax: +39-0577-263-890

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Museo Nazionale del'Antartide 'Felice Ippolito' - Life sciences

Type: Museum
Website: www.mna.it
Address: Centro Interuniversitario Genova - Siena - Trieste, Palazzina Milo, Porto Antico, Genova

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Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide "Felice Ippolito" - Earth Sciences [National Antarctic Museum "Felice Ippolito" - Earth Sciences]

Type: Museum
[National Antarctic Museum "Felice Ippolito" - Earth Sciences]
Website: www.mna.it
Address: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide - Sede di Trieste, Università degli Studi di Trieste - Via E. Weiss, 21 - 34128 Trieste - Italy
Telephone: +39-405586120
Fax: +39-405586121
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9.00 - 13.00; Saturday: 10.00 - 14.00; Sunday and Monday: closed
Year of foundation: 2004
Activities: The Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide (MNA) is an inter-university centre set up by three Italian universities (Genova, Siena, Trieste). The mission of MNA is the conservation and the promotion of the study of samples collected during the Italian scientific expeditions and any other evidence of the Italian presence in Antarctica.
Collections: The Trieste Section of the MNA collects findings connected to the history of exploration of the Antarctic continent and is responsible for the promotion of results and preservation of marine geological and sedimentological samples. It also promotes the results achieved by the Italian scientific community.

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Museo Nazionale della Montagna “Duca degli Abruzzi” – CAI-Torino [The Museo Nazionale della Montagna “Duca degli Abruzzi” − Italian Alpine Club-Section Turin]

Type: Museum
[The Museo Nazionale della Montagna “Duca degli Abruzzi” − Italian Alpine Club-Section Turin]
Website: www.museomontagna.org
Contact name: Veronica Lisino
Address: Piazzale Monte dei Cappuccini 7, 10131 Torino, Italy
Telephone: +39-11-6604104
Fax: +39-11-6604622
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Mon: closed; Tue-Sun: 10.00-18. See http://mnmt.comperio.it for the opening times of the Document Centre.
Year of foundation: 1874
Activities: Temporary exhibitions and production of publishing series Cahier Museomontagna (catalogues) and other editions and series; film screenings at festivals and events (including screenings of films from the Historic Film and Video Libraries at the festival of the International Alliance for Mountain Film, of which the museum is a founding member, coordinator and associative site); production and coproduction of films and videos; concerts; photographic international mission and research; and other various activities such as coordination and organisation of sports events, seminars and conventions, and collaborations with other institutions and organisations such as Torino e le Alpi.
Collections: The collections are devoted to the history of mountaineering and comprise about 260,000 items: - DOCUMENT CENTRE: 160,000 photographs (Photo Library); 9300 printed papers of films, including all the various types of promotional support (film posters and documents of cinema, as well programmes, flyers, promotional photos and set shots, posters of tourism from sport to commerce); 700 covers of Italian and international magazines; 4300 picture cards; 3500 ephemera and various papers; 600 board games and other games. The most recent acquisitions are a collection of more than 2000 ex libris, (Iconographic Collections); 1100 Führerbuchs, or “testimonials”, and guide registration sheets; and about 220 mountain-refuge registers. They also include other documents such as the registers of peaks, the Museum’s Visitors’ Books and personal memories, among which Guido Rey’s diary (1870-1914), the first draft of Carolina Palazzi Lavaggi’s accounts of her excursions (1870-1883), and Andrea Oggioni’s climbing diaries (1948-1961). Furthermore, the Viaggio sul Monte Rosa of Queen Margherita for the inauguration of the refuge dedicated to her at Punta Gnifetti, on 18 August 1893, with her signature and those of some of her famous escorts, among whom Baron Luigi Peccoz and Vittorio Sella, the latter responsible for the photographic documentation (Mountaineering Archive). - HISTORIC FILM AND VIDEO LIBRARIES 650 rolls of film, 2250 TV films and programmes in video cassettes and DVDs, 1100 promotional shorts and other non-professional material. - CISDAE − Italian Documentation Study Centre for Outside Europe Mountaineering) 3400 folders containing clippings from magazines and newspapers or detailed reports with sketches and photos of climbs, ski-mountaineering trips and excursions. The last two hundred folders have been digitised, 50 topographical studies and guides of the Karakorum and Hindu-Kush areas. -CAI National Library 31,000 volumes, 18,100 annuals (1654 periodicals), 9500 document papers and 25 linear meters of historic archives.
Publications: Series: Cahier Museomontagna, since 1979 and still ongoing (currently 188 titles) Other editions and series: L’Archivio fotografico del Museo Nazionale della Montagna, 2003 (with De Agostini) and its french edition; Cinema delle montagne, 4000 film a soggetto, 2004 (with Utet); Raccolte di Documentazione del Museo Nazionale della Montagna, 7 volumes on Museo’s collections since 2008 and still ongoing (with Priuli & Verlucca) CAI 150. 1863-2013. Il libro, 2013 (for Italian Alpine Club)
Notes:

For an accurate and complete report on the museum, and its history, collections and activities, see the 7th book in the series Raccolte di Documentazione del Museo Nazionale della Montagna, 2014.

The polar regions are represented across the collections, including in film and film posters, board games, photographs, iconographic collections and sheet music, and in many books at the CAI National Library.

See also http://mnmt.comperio.it

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Museo Polare di Fermo

Type: Museum
Address: Istituto Geografico Polare Silvio Zavatti, Villa Vitali, Viale Trento 29, I- 63023 Fermo (AP)
Telephone: +39-734-226166
Fax: +39-734-224170
Year of foundation: 1945
Collections: Small collection of Arctic and Antarctic artefacts chiefly collected on expeditions organized by Istituto Geografico Polare to Antarctica (1959), Rankin Inlet (1961 and 1967), Lapland (1962), East Greenland (1963), and Repulse Bay (1969). Also some materials from the Arctic expeditions of the Duke of Abruzzi (1899-1900), Nobile (1926, 1928), and others
Publications: Il Polo (1945-, 4pa)

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Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare

Type: Museum
Website: www.aeronautica.difesa.it/museovdv/Pagine/default.aspx
Address: I-00062 Vigna di Valle (RM) - Aeroporto
Telephone: +39 0699887509
Fax: +39 0699887517
Year of foundation: 1977
Collections: The Padiglione Nobile within this museum is the main depository for artefacts relating to Nobile's two polar expeditions in the airships Norge (1926) and Italia (1928), including expedition relics, airship models, a copy of the "Red tent" and a replica mooring mast. A model of the pilot's cabin of the airship Italia N-4 will be ready for display in 1996
Publications: Umberto Nobile (Ferrante, 1986)

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Museo Storico. Aeronautica Militare Centro Documentazione Umberto Nobile

Type: Library
Website: www.museostorico.tn.it
Address: 00062 Vigna di Valle, Roma - Aeroporto, Italy
Telephone: +39-6-9024034; 9023975
Fax: +39-6-9016404
Notes:

Founded on 28 November 1980, as an annex to the Museum, with the personal library collection and archives of General Umberto Nobile. Meanwhile the collections were increased through acquisitions and donations.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Polar exploration, aircraft and aeronautical engineering in polar exploration, meteorology, Geographic area covered: Arctic and Antarctic, especially Greenland, Svalbard, Siberia and Alaska. Languages represented: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Scandinavian languages.

ASSOCIATED ARCHIVES OR MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS:About two thousand documents are indexed. Documents collected by General Umberto Nobile on preparation and realization of polar expeditions with airships NORGE N 1, 1926 and ITALIA N4, 1928, among which are the contracts of the Italian government and Aeroclub of Norway with original signatures of Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Documents on Russian polar expedition with the icebreaker "Malyghin" in 1931 (Nobile participating) are also included. Documents relating to designs and descriptions of airship types, semirigid Nobile type, for polar expedition are also held. Many documents and letters regarding General Nobile's personal history after the second polar expedition, 1928; documents on rewards and decorations, honorary citizenships, etc., memberships of scientific institutions, etc. Users Policy: Consultation of archives in the library only. Can be traced through a card index (about 2000 items) by subject keyword. Copying Facilities: Photocopying machine; photographic reproduction. Finding Aids or Description of Collection: Card catalogue by subject and chronological arrangement.

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National Interministerial Committee on Antarctic Research (CCIA)

Type: Organisation
Address: Ministry for Universities and Scientific and Technological Research, P. Le Kennedy 20, I-00144 Rome.
Telephone: +39-6-59911
Fax: +39-6-59912281
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: National Member of SCAR.

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National Scientific Commission for Antarctica (CSNA)

Type: Organisation
Address: Lungotevere Thaon de Revel, 76, I-00196 Rome
Telephone: +39-6-36272510 / 36272626. Fax +39-6-36272479
Activities: Assists the Minister for Universities and for Scientific and Technological Research in the formulation of Antarctic scientific programmes.

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Polar Research and Documentation Centre

Type: Library
Website: www.fly.to/polarnews
Address: PO Box 14302, 00149-Roma, Trullo, Italy
Telephone: +39-6-6571173
Year of foundation: 1985
Notes:

The library is growing slowly - having no purchasing funds. Donations are welcome.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION:Subjects: Accounts of expeditions, geography, glaciology, geology, biology, meteorology, history. Geographic Areas: Northern and southern polar areas.

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Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide

Type: Organisation
Website: www.pnra.it
Address: ENEA Antarctic Project, ENEA C.R. Casaccia S.P. 123, C.P. 2400, 00100 Rome A.D
Telephone: +39-6-3048-4939
Fax: +39-6-3048-4893
Activities: National operating agency for the PNRA. This includes maintenance of the all-year Antarctic station at Terra Nova Bay, and operation of Concorde base at Dome C jointly with Institut Francais pour la Recherche et la Technologie Polaires.
Notes:

Logistics centre: International Antarctic Centre, Orchard Rd., Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand; telephone: +64-3-358-0753; fax: +64-3-358-0764; e-mail: eneachch@xtra.co.nz

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Programma Nazionale Di Richerche In Antartide - PNRA (Italian National Antarctic Research Programme) PNRA Library

Type: Library
Website: www.pnra.it
Address: ENEA Antarctic Project, S.P. Anguillarese, 301 - 00060, S. Maria di Galeria (Rome), Italy
Telephone: +39 (6) 30486443
Fax: +39 (6) 30484893
Notes:

Collection, cataloguing and classification of all PNRA publications international and national monographs, articles, reports, etc. on Antarctic research

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Subjects geological structure and evolution of the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean glaciology and paleoclimate climate: atmosphere, ocean and their interactions sun-earth interactions and astrophysical research biology, ecology and environmental contamination permanent observatories, geographic information, etc. advanced technological research. Geographic Areas: Antarctica. Languages: English (primarily) and Italian.

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Societa' Meteorologica Subalpina

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nimbus.it
Address: V. Gioberti 88, I-10128 Torino
Telephone: +39-11-591145
Fax: +39-11-5683190
Publications: Nimbus (1993-, 3pa)

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