The Benetton Research Studies Foundation
The Benetton Studi Ricerche Foundation, based in Treviso in the Bomben and Caotorta palaces, carries out cultural work in the vast world of landscape and the care of places, in that of the history and civilization of play and in the field of cultural heritage.
In the context of landscape studies, the Foundation carries out study, research and experimentation activities. One of the most original results of over thirty years of experience is the Carlo Scarpa International Prize for the Garden, an annual project conceived as a research dedicated to a place and to the figures that represent both its responsible care and the link with the contemporary value of landscape management.
In addition to the Carlo Scarpa Prize, the research work includes other annual events such as the International Landscape Study Days, landscape design seminars and workshops, a residential scholarship program, and the editing and editing of the books in the series. editorial "Memories"
At the heart of the studies on the history of the game is the publication of the scientific journal «Ludica. Annals of history and civilization of the game », and of the homonymous series. Together with the periodic organization of seminars, conferences and exhibitions, the Foundation announces two annual awards for young scholars for unpublished essays on the theme of play.
The initiatives dedicated to studies and activities in the field of cultural heritage are divided into various sectors: archival and book heritage, cartography, music, cinema, art, with some specific projects, also in the exhibition field, and some reviews.
The Foundation's study and research work is supported by its documentation center, open to the public and divided into a library, map library and archive, full of over 74,000 volumes, 72 subscription periodicals, 12,000 maps, 60,000 photographs, and is disseminated and promoted through the publication of magazines, series and monographs by the publishing area.