Rocca San Silvestro, 1997.

Riccardo Francovich Prize - museumization - dissemination

La Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani (SAMI) has established, starting from 2013, an award dedicated to the memory of Professor Riccardo Francovich, awarded to the Italian museum or archaeological park which, in the opinion of its Members and citizens participating in the vote, represents the best synthesis between the rigor of the contents scientific and effective communication of the same to the public of non-specialists. Each year the jury, which is responsible for selecting the museums-sites that compete, awarded a prize for dissemination and (in some cases) a special prize. In the first two editions (2013-2014), voting was reserved for SAMI members only; since 2015 the voting has been extended (with separate counting) to the public.

RICCARDO FRANCOVICH PARK AND MUSEUM AWARD – XI EDITION

Prizes already awarded

Award to the Italian museum or archaeological park

Special Jury Prize

Disclosure Award

Selected juries and museums-sites

  • 2022 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Paul Arthur (president of SAMI, professor of medieval archaeology, University of Salento), and composed of Angela Borzacconi (director of the national archaeological museum, Cividale), Giovanni Floris (journalist and television presenter), Luigi La Rocca (general director of archaeology Fine Arts and Landscape, MIC), Gabriella Picinni (Professor of Medieval History, University of Siena), Piero Pruneti (Director of Archeology Viva), Marco Valenti (Professor of Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena). Selected museums-sites (6): Bevagna: The market and the trades circuit of Bevagna (PG); Brescia: Santa Giulia museum in Brescia (BS); Fasano: Lama d'Antico rock park in the territory of Fasano (BR); Florence: Opera del Duomo museum (FI); Milan: lower church of San Sepolcro (Milan); Positano: Roman Archaeological Museum Santa Maria Assunta (SA).
  • 2021 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Paul Arthur (president of SAMI, professor of Medieval Archaeology, Univ. Salento), Eva Degl'Innocenti (director of the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto – MArTA), Francesca Morandini (Civic Museums of Art and History of Brescia – Foundation Brescia Musei), Fabio Pagano (director of the Archaeological Park of Campi Flegrei – MIC), Piero Pruneti (director of Archeologia Viva), Giuliano Volpe (professor of Methodology of archaeological research, University of Bari), Anna Maria Visser (professor of Museology, University of Ferrara). Selected museums-sites (6): Lower Church of San Sepolcro, Milan; Castel Lagopesole, Potenza; Classe Museum, Ravenna; “Lama D'Antico” rock park, Fasano (BR); Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Pisa; Medieval Museum of Montalbano Elicona, Messina.
  • 2020 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Paul Arthur (SAMI President; Professor of Medieval Archeology, Univ. Salento), Eva degl'Innocenti (Director, National Archaeological Museum of Taranto), Francesca Morandini (Civic Museums of Art and History of Brescia), Fabio Pagano (Directorate General of Museums, MIBAC), Piero Pruneti (Director of Living Archeology), Giuliano Volpe (Professor of Medieval Archeology, Univ. Foggia), Anna Maria Visser (Professor of Museology, Univ. Ferrara). Selected museums-sites (7): Archaeological site of Kaukana, Ragusa; Market of the Gaite of Bevagna, Perugia; National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friule, Udine; Museum and Monumental Complex of Torcello, Venice; Archaeological complex of S. Eulalia in Cagliari; Regional Museum of Ceramics of Deruta, Perugia; Museum of the Early Middle Ages of Ascoli Piceno Ferrara).
  • 2019 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Paul Arthur (SAMI President; Professor of Medieval Archeology, Univ. Salento), Eva degl'Innocenti (Director, National Archaeological Museum of Taranto), Francesca Morandini (Civic Museums of Art and History of Brescia), Fabio Pagano (Directorate General of Museums, MIBAC), Piero Pruneti (Director of Living Archeology), Giuliano Volpe (Professor of Medieval Archeology, Univ. Foggia), Anna Maria Visser (Professor of Museology, Univ. Ferrara). Selected museums-sites (6): Byzantine and early medieval Abruzzo Museum - Ducal Castle of Crecchio, Crecchio (Chieti); Provincial Museum of Castel Tirolo (Bolzano); National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friuli (Udine); Archaeological Park of Castelseprio and Monastery of Torba (Varese); Tower of Satriano in Tito (Potenza); Nonantola Museum (Torre dei Bolognesi) and Benedictine and Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, Nonantola Abbey (Modena).
  • 2018 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Giuliano Volpe (President of SAMI and President of the Higher Council for Cultural and Landscape Heritage of MiBACT), Paola Galetti (Professor of Medieval History, Univ. Bologna), Federico Marazzi (Professor of Medieval Archeology Univ. Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa), Antonella Pinna (Director of the Umbria Region), Piero Pruneti (Director of Archeology Viva), Ugo Soragni (Director General of Museums, MiBACT), Anna Maria Visser (Professor of museology, Univ. Ferrara). Selected museums-sites (7): Aquileia (UD), Baptistery-South Aula and Domus-Episcopal Palace Complex; Suasa (AN), Archaeological Area of ​​Suasa; Priverno (LT), Fossanova Abbey Museum; Turin, Archaeological Museum Late Antique and Medieval Sections; Piombino (LI), Archaeological Museum of the Territory of Populonia; Tito (PZ), Multimedia Museum of Torre di Satriano in Tito; Muro Leccese (LE), Diffuse Museum of Borgo Terra.
  • 2017 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Giuliano Volpe (President of SAMI and President of the Higher Council for Cultural and Landscape Heritage of MiBACT), Paola Galetti (Professor of Medieval History, Univ. Bologna), Federico Marazzi (Professor of Medieval Archeology Univ. Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa), Antonella Pinna (Director of the Umbria Region), Piero Pruneti (Director of Archeology Viva), Ugo Soragni (Director General of Museums, MiBACT), Anna Maria Visser (Professor of museology, Univ. Ferrara). Selected museums-sites (7): Florence, Museum of the Opera del Duomo; Rome, late Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini; Canossa (RE), “Naborre Campanini” Castle and Museum; Jesi (AN), Federico II “Stupor Mundi” Museum; Aquileia (UD), Sudhalle and Domus Episcopal Palace; Ravenna, Domus of the Stone Carpets; Campobasso, Samnite Museum, medieval section.
  • 2016 - Judging Commission: (chaired by) Giuliano Volpe (President of SAMI and President of the Higher Council for Cultural and Landscape Heritage of MiBACT), Paola Galetti (Professor of Medieval History, Univ. Bologna), Federico Marazzi (Professor of Medieval Archeology Univ. Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa), Antonella Pinna (Director of the Umbria Region), Piero Pruneti (Director of Archeology Viva), Ugo Soragni (Director General of Museums, MiBACT), Anna Maria Visser (Professor of museology, Univ. Ferrara). Selected museums-sites (7): Naples, Catacombs San Gennaro / San Gaudioso; San Giovanni Valdarno (AR), Museum of the New Lands; Ascoli Piceno, Museum of the Early Middle Ages; Loppio (TN), Archaeological area equipped -Siponto (FG), Area of ​​Santa Maria; Rome, Santa Maria Antiqua (Roman Forum), multimedia exhibition; Savona, Civic Archaeological Museum and of the city of Savona (Museo del Priamàr).
  • 2015 - Judging Commission: Giuliano Volpe (President of the Scientific Council), Paola Galetti, Federico Marazzi (Secretary), Antonella Pinna, Ugo Soragni, Annamaria Visser, Piero Pruneti. Selected museums-sites (7): Archeodrome and Park of the Medici Fortress of Poggibonsi (SI); Archaeological Park of Pava, S. Giovanni d'Asso (SI); Archaeological Museum of Milan, New Medieval Section; Archaeological area of ​​Palazzo Pignano (CR); Archaeological Area of ​​Santa Eulalia, Cagliari; Medieval Museum of Fossanova, Priverno (LT); Museum of the city and the territory, Vetralla (VT).
  • 2014 - Judging Commission: Giuliano Volpe (President of the Scientific Council), Paola Galetti, Federico Marazzi (Secretary), Antonella Pinna, Ugo Soragni, Annamaria Visser, Piero Pruneti - Selected museums-sites (7): Aquileia (UD), National Paleochristian Museum; National Roman Museum, Crypta Balbi, Rome; Archaeological Area of ​​Castelseprio / Torba, Castelseprio / Gornate Olona (VA), Province of Varese; Barro Museum and Archaeological Park, Galbiate (LC), Monte Barro Park Consortium; Civic Archaeological Museum of Milan, Early Middle Ages Section; Civic Museums of Ascoli Piceno, Museum of the Early Middle Ages, Polo Museale of Forte Malatesta; Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina.
  • 2013 - Judging Commission: prof. Giuliano Volpe (president of SAMI and of the Committee), prof. Paola Galetti, dr. Luigi Malnati, prof. Federico Marazzi, dr. Antonella Pinna, dr. Piero Pruneti, prof. Annamaria Visser. Selected museums-sites (7): Biddas Museum (Sorso, SS), Museum of the Abandoned Villages of Sardinia; National Roman Museum Crypta Balbi (Rome); Museum and complex of Santa Giulia in Brescia; Borgo Terra Museum, Muro Leccese (LE); Byzantine and Early Medieval Abruzzo Museum of Crecchio (CH); Villa del Casale Archaeological Complex, Piazza Armerina (EN); Archaeological complex of Castelseprio and Torba.

The award ceremony at tourismA 2020

The award ceremony at tourismA 2019


Richard Francovich

The biography on Wikipedia.

Richard Francovich.
Richard Francovich.