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Project Manager General Inventory

Dr. Mirco Melone

Project Manager General Inventory: Dr. Mirco Melone


Since May 2021, I have been in charge of the General Inventory project. Over the past twelve years, I have accompanied collection projects for various Swiss museums and archives and gained valuable experience in project management. After studying history and geography at the University of Basel, I carried out research projects on the digital transformation of cultural assets at the NCCR eikones Basel and at the University of Zurich. In 2016, I completed my doctorate on the history of photography, media and collections at the transition to the digital age.

I am constantly deepening my practical project work with various further training courses in project management (Hermes 5.1 Advanced, SCRUM Master Professional). I also write texts on the history of photography and media, design historical education programmes for students, am a podcaster and rapper, and speak at various events about history, photography and the future of the past.

Publications (selected)

Mediendokumentationen. In den Schaltzentralen der «Informationsgesellschaft», in: Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Bd. 36 (Arbeit im Wandel), expectedly 2021.

Fotohistorische Kontexte, in: Zimmer, Nina; Waldmeier, Martin (Hgg.): Aufbruch ohne Ziel. Annemarie Schwarzenbach als Fotografin, exhibition catalogue Zentrum Paul Klee (ZPK), Zürich 2020.

Fotografische Geschichte. Index, Archiv und Zirkulation, in: Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, Weimar 2018.

Zwischen Bilderlast und Bilderschatz. Pressefotografie und Bildarchive im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung, Paderborn 2018.

Die Medialen Infrastrukturen der Schweizer Pressefotografie, in: Schweizer Pressefotografie. Einblick in die Archive, Zürich 2016.

Kommerz-Geschichte. Historische Pressefotografie zwischen Profit und Politik, in: Zeithistorische Forschungen – Studies in Contemporary History, Göttingen 2015.

Archivische Bildlichkeit. Archivierungs- und Verwaltungstechniken in kommerziellen Fotoarchiven, in: Fotografie und Film im Archiv. Sammeln, Bewahren, Erforschen, Münster 2013.


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