A multimedial storytelling for the valorisation of the Intangible Heritage of the Abegg silk museum (Lecco).
A large-scale ethnographic research project to illustrate the social memory of the territory using today’s digital tools as a Web strategy. A web app with contemporary graphics and a strong visual identity is available:
The intangible Heritage of the Museum of Silk Abegg Until the late 1920s the silk production in Lecco’s area was a dominant factor in the local economy and in people’s lives. In order to preserve the memory of the now very old workers, the Liberi Sogni Cooperative, together with the Abegg Silk Museum, have undertaken a project – the voices from the textile mill – to retrieve and preserve the memory of their territory workers. Through an extensive ethnographic research work, a team of sociologists, historians and video-makers have interviewed the women who used to work in the production of silk, while searching the available archives looking for historical documents and labor chants. The multimedia content they produced (historical documents, pictures, videos, songs, and infographs) have been divided in macro themes (machines, workers, breading of silkworms) to create the multimedial storytelling.