The Study Center and Archive Communication (CSAC) is a research center at the University of Parma on the setting up of a collection of art, photographs, architectural drawings, design, fashion and graphics, and the organization of numerous exhibitions and publishing catalogs. Since 2007, based at the Abbey Valserena, also known as "Certosa di Paradigna", a few kilometers from Parma; It is currently structured into five sections - Art, Photography, Media, Design, Entertainment. At the CSAC it represents the panorama of Italian art after World War II: the realism with Renato Guttuso, abstraction with Carla Accardi, Emilio Scanavino, Mario Radice, Carrino, informal Giuseppe Santomaso and Arnaldo Pomodoro, Arte Povera Mario Ceroli, the concept of Alighiero Boetti, to name just a few. The continuous progress of acquisitions brought the Art category to have more than 1,700 paintings, 300 sculptures, 17,000 drawings and a substantial bibliography and documentation related to many funds, basic tools for the study, teaching and research. The Photo section has a central role in the collection of CSAC, currently it consists in over 300 funds, more than 9,000,000 images from 1840 to the present.

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