European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Perla Innocenti

RF03 Leader

Perla Innocenti
University of Glasgow - School of Culture and Creative Arts of the College of Arts
Reasearch Fellow and Leader of MeLa RF03


Perla Innocenti is a digital heritage scholar and Research Fellow at the School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, where she is leading interdisciplinary research on cultural networks as Principal Investigator for Glasgow of the EU-funded FP7 collaborative research project ‘European Museums in an Age of Migrations’ (MeLa).

Her main research interest is in the field of cultural heritage and digital heritage, across the museum, library and archive sectors. In particular she has a passion for research in the areas of preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage and scientific digital objects, cultural heritage informatics, the application of information technology to museums, libraries and archives, and innovative ways of representing information online. Innocenti holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow with a thesis on the developments of Cultural Heritage Informatics, a 5-years degree cum laude in HumanitiesHistory of Modern Art from University of Rome La Sapienza, and a Master in Management and Communication of Cultural Heritage from Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. She led research as Co-Investigator and contributed to EU-funded FP6, FP7 and PSP collaborative research projects (DPE, Planets, CASPAR, SHAMAN,, ECLAP) on digital preservation and digital libraries, and to various national initiatives on digital heritage. Innocenti came to Glasgow from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy where she held a research scholarship on information systems for industrial design and coordinated digital libraries activities and projects. Prior to that, she conducted research on museology and museography in Italy with Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Goppion Laboratorio Museotecnico, Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte in Rome, and Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. She also collaborated with the Italian publishing house Electa-Mondadori for exhibition management at the Coliseum and Capitoline Museums. The results of her scholarship have been presented and published in several international conferences, journals and books.

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Selected publications:


Innocenti, Perla. 2014 (in press). “Introduction: Migrating Heritage.” In Innocenti, Perla, ed. 2014. Migrating Heritage. Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Innocenti, Perla. 2013 (in press). “Keeping the bits alive: authenticity and longevity for digital art.” In Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Digital Art. The Project digital art conservation, edited by Bernhard Serexhe. Vienna: Ambra |Verlag. (also printed in German and French)

Innocenti, Perla, ed. 2012. European Crossroads: Museums, Cultural Dialogue and Interdisciplinary Networks in a Transnational Perspective. Milano: Politecnico di Milano.

Innocenti, Perla. 2012. “Bridging the gap in digital art preservation: interdisciplinary reflections on authenticity, longevity and potential collaborations.” In The preservation of complex objects. Vol. 2, Software Art, edited by Leo Konstantelos, Janet Delve, David Anderson, Clive Billenness, Drew Baker, Milena Dobreva, 71-83. JISC. Accessed January 31, 2013.

Innocenti, Perla, Andrew Mchugh and Seamus Ross. 2008. “Tackling the risk challenge: DRAMBORA (Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment).” In Collaboration and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies, edited by Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham. Amsterdam: IOS Press. Accessed January 31, 2013.

Innocenti, Perla. 2004. “Evoluzione dei documenti e della biblioteca nell’era digitale.”, “Organizzazione e restituzione della conoscenza in ambient di rete.”, “Un sistema conoscitivo per la didattica e la ricerca del design in ambito universitario.”, “Appendici.”, In Sistemi conoscitivi per il design: una proposta metodologica. Il caso DesignNet, edited by Paolo Ciuccarelli and Perla Innocenti, 19-54, 55-122, 123-148, 225-243. Milano: Edizioni

Innocenti, Perla. 2003. “Corrado Ricci e gli Uffizi.” Rivista dell’Istituto Nazionale d’Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte, 58 (III, XXVI): 323-374.

Innocenti, Perla. 2001. “La Pinacoteca Vaticana nella storia della museografia: dalle origini al progetto di Luca Beltrami”. Accademia Clementina. Atti e Memorie, 40, 95-184.