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Anything official-looking helps too.  A business card, something showing
membership of an institution.  And *always*, your passport.

Good luck!

Laura

Dr. Laura Jacobus
Senior Lecturer in History of Art
Birkbeck, University of London


For details of my book on Giotto and the Arena Chapel see
http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9781905375127-1



On 27 March 2017 at 17:17, Genevra Kornbluth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
> Thanks, Laura and Sharon!
> I cancelled my fax account when I got too much spam, but perhaps I'll
> re-up for the short term. And Sharon, if I can't get answers before I go,
> I'll try your method. If I start on the day set aside for jet lag, I won't
> even lose time.
> best,
> Genevra
>
>
> On 3/27/2017 8:46 AM, Sharon Dale wrote:
>
> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
> I will second Laura's advice.  The current thing seems to be to show up at
> the place. Then an employee will call the person who should be staffing the
> position, but who is "sick" that day.  Then, you call the "sick" person the
> next day and he/she will tell you to send an email to him/her and that
> he/she will forward to person who will make entry happen.  I just got back
> from Rome and this happened to me twice in as many days with exactly the
> same procedure.
> Best,
> Sharon
>
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:52 AM, Laura Jacobus <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>> Yours is a very common problem!  I've been told (by Italians) that emails
>> are fairly routinely ignored in some places and that faxes stand a better
>> chance. Leaving yourself enough time to turn up at someone's office and be
>> insistent/pathetic/immovable sometimes works too, but it's not always an
>> option
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>> Laura
>>
>> Dr. Laura Jacobus
>> Senior Lecturer in History of Art
>> Birkbeck, University of London
>>
>>
>> For details of my book on Giotto and the Arena Chapel see
>> http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9781905375127-1
>>
>>
>>
>> On 26 March 2017 at 00:31, Genevra Kornbluth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
>>> culture
>>> Thanks, Jim.
>>> Having had no previous contact with either institution, I did not think
>>> of them. I'll give them a try.
>>> best,
>>> Genevra
>>>
>>> On 3/25/2017 8:16 PM, James Bugslag wrote:
>>>
>>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
>>> culture
>>>
>>> Hello Genevra,
>>>
>>> I was in Rome a long while back, staying at the British School in Rome,
>>> who have great experience at getting such permissions.  And there are other
>>> such institutions there.  Have you contacted the American Academy in Rome?
>>> Part of their mandate, I believe, is to help scholars with their research
>>> projects in Rome.
>>>
>>> I hope it all works out for you.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Jim
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> *From:* medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious
>>> culture <[log in to unmask]>
>>> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Genevra Kornbluth
>>> <[log in to unmask]> <[log in to unmask]>
>>> *Sent:* March 25, 2017 7:01 PM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* [M-R] help in Rome?
>>>
>>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
>>> culture apologies for cross-posting
>>>
>>> Dear colleagues,
>>>
>>> I will be in Rome in early May, for both research and photography, and
>>> have run into some difficulties getting the permission that I need. It
>>> appears that I have to contact MiBAC, the Ministero dei beni e delle
>>> attività culturali e del turismo. Can anyone help?
>>>
>>> 1. Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo: I need research access to
>>> sixth-century material, two beads/spindle whorls from Nocera Umbra and a
>>> pendant from Castel Trosino. In 2008 I corresponded with the museum
>>> director about these objects, but she is no longer there, and email to her
>>> is apparently not forwarded to anyone. The only addresses I find now are at
>>> MiBAC: <[log in to unmask]> <[log in to unmask]> and
>>> <[log in to unmask]> <[log in to unmask]>. I have written
>>> to both addresses: in English on Feb. 15, in bad Italian on Feb. 28, and in
>>> good Italian (with help) on March 13. No one has responded. Is there an
>>> actual person to ask?
>>>
>>> 2. I need to photograph the Villa Torlonia Jewish catacomb. It is closed
>>> to the public, but material online suggests that it is possible to see by
>>> appointment. I have read that one needs to get permission from the
>>> Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo e l’Area archeologica centrale di
>>> Roma. Their web site gives no information about this particular catacomb.
>>> The address given elsewhere is <[log in to unmask]>
>>> <[log in to unmask]>. Since I am still waiting for a response
>>> from them about the Museo dell'Alto Medioevo, there seems little point in
>>> writing to them about this. I am hoping to get the name and address of a
>>> real person.
>>>
>>> Any advice will be welcome!
>>> Genevra
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> Sharon Dale
> Professor of Art History
> Program Chair, Arts and Arts Administration (ARTSA)
> Program Chair, Digital Media, Arts and Technology (DIGIT)
> Director, Greater Erie Arts Rental (GEAR)
> Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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