The Weller Archive
was founded in 2001 by Sandro Barbagallo. Embracing
the time frame from May 10th 1940 (birthday of the
artist) to current time, it is, for both quality
and quantity of the material accumulated, the most
comprehensive collection of documents about Simona
Weller. This Archive is not simply active
but in fieri.
The Archivio Weller is constituted by bound
files following a chronological order and divided
according to specific categories of provenance.
Every volume is distinguished by an alphabet letter
from A to Z. In each file the documents have been
collected in chronological order, from the oldest
to the most recent, according to history types and
numbered with ordinal ciphers.
The most important component of the Weller Archive,
constituted by 20 volumes, numbered from I to XX,
gathers personal documents, letters, diaries and
manuscripts by the artist.
Last but not least, beside this central nucleus,
there is a section dedicated to several additions:
- volumes containing the
photographic documentation of the works by Weller,
catalogued from 1960 to 2005;
- 6 volumes of personal
photos from various periods of time, including
photos of relatives and artist friends.;
- 5 volumes of articles from
- a collection of monographs,
catalogues and books which document the artists
Within the Archive there are also three foundations
and a library:
- Battaglini-Sales Foundation,
comprising 20 volumes of diplomas, letters, photos
and objects from 1850 to 2004 from the maternal
family of Simona Wellerr.
- Cesare Vivaldi Foundation, comprising
3 volumes of original typed manuscripts, poems,
essays, letters and translations from Rimbaud.
- Alba de Céspedes Foundation, comprising
3 volumes of typed manuscripts, book notes, letters,
press articles, various photos, published books
- Barbagallo-Weller Library,
comprising about 5000 books of monographs, catalogues,
art essays and novels. Part of this library is
given on loan to the Giovanni Carandente Library
in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Spoleto.