In the Swiss watchmaking journal JSH Magazine she wrote an authoritative and enlightening article on archives and databases. An in-depth piece, which highlights both the academic approach to archives and the author’s personal expertise as the ex curator of the Musée international d’horlogerie’s study centre. To read, download and keep.
Formerly in charge of the “Institut l’Homme et le Temps” research center at the MIH, the International Watchmaking Museum (La Chaux-de-Fonds), Rossella Baldi is a regular consultant and historian working with collectors, brands, museums and scientific institutions in Switzerland and abroad. In 2008, she received the University of Neuchâtel’s Eugène-Ferdinand Piccard Prize and in 2013 the Premio Lazzaro Spallanzani. Her special expertise covers the history of watchmaking between the 18th and 19th centuries.
Her reference dossier has been published in the JSH Winter 2021-Spring 2022 (pages 60 to 67). It is indebted to its exchanges with Estelle Fallet (Museums of Art and History of Geneva), Barbara Galimberti (Archives of Modern Construction, Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne), Timothée Léchot (University of Neuchâtel) and Anne-Lise Veya (Department of Manuscripts, Public and University Library of Neuchâtel).