Manuscripts, monuments, and memories
The State Archives housed in the ex convent La Gancia, Palermo.
The works on paper are the result of two visits to the secondary location of the state archives where I was able to photograph the fascinating interiors of this complex and ancient building. The Archivio di Stato contains administrative acts dated from the twelfth to the nineteenth century and contain some of the oldest paper documents in Europe. The state archives curve around the ex cloisters of the Gancia francescana in a labyrinth of spaces, corridors and huge halls containing miles and miles of local history