Since 2009

at the forefront of the Archives

and for the cultural heritage

A short path to tell our origins

April 6, 2009


SOS Archivi was founded in 2009 by companies that participated in the rescue of the archives that went under the rubble, following the L’Aquila earthquake, to promote the prevention of accidental situations that can damage document archives and libraries and to offer, in if necessary, immediate specialist intervention in urgent situations.


    First training for emergency management

    The first rescue training of documentary assets takes place at the State Archives of Milan

    May 2013

    National Conference of the Order of Biologists on Cultural Heritage

    SOS Archivi participates in the First National Conference on Cultural Heritage organized by the Order of Biologists

      2014 November

      Rebranding and new focus

      SOS Archivi e Biblioteche becomes SOS Archivi

        2015 May

        WDD Wet Document Days

        Wet Document Days are born, in collaboration with ICCROM and AUR

          2015 June

          SOS Archivi

          becomes a member of ICA

          SOS Archivi becomes a member of ICA – SOS Archivi enrolls in the International Council on Archives (ICA), joining the EURBICA group and the Section for International Organizations (SIO)

            2016 September

            The technical scientific committee of SOS Archivi is born

            The TSC SOS Archives is born – By adhering to the new statute, SOS Archivi forms the first Technical Scientific Committee, chaired by Prof. Agostino Attanasio, for the verification and approval of activities and projects.

              2017 July

              SOS Archivi becomes project STORM stakeholder

              SOS Archivi enters as a stakeholder in the European STORM project.

              The project’s mission is to study the impact of climate change on Cultural Heritage.




                SOS Archivi network is growing

                SOS Archivi joins the Blue Shield Expert Network and a Memorandum of Understanding is signed with ANAI

                  2018 May

                  First cultural enhancement project

                  SOS Archivi completes its first project for the enhancement of an archival fund in collaboration with the Italian Touring Club, telling the story and showing the photos of Antonio Beato at the Sforzesco Castle in Milan and at the Egyptian Academy in Rome.

                    2018 July

                    First workshop on the Protection of Corporate Cultural Heritage

                    Workshop dedicated to the protection of cultural assets – In collaboration with Museimpresa, the first workshop dedicated to the protection of corporate cultural assets takes place

                      2020 July

                      Italy won the call for ICA 2022

                      Thanks to the application submitted by SOS Archivi and Symposia which will also be the local committee for the 9th international congress of ICA 2022 in Rome