The American Institute for Roman Culture collaborates with an array of international organizations to further its mission. These partnerships are made possible by AIRC's constant presence in Rome through its academic programs and cultural heritage activities (conservation, archaeology, social media, video production).
Italian Ministry of Culture
AIRC has created a formal collaboration with the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC), in particular through the General Directorate of Management and Promotion of Cultural Heritage led by Mario Resca. AIRC's bilingual staff provides its translation expertise for the launch of MiBAC's new English-language website and the management of its social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook) in English.
International Association of Classical Archaeology
In partnership with the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC) AIRC is producing short video documentaries of active archaeological projects throughout Italy for AIAC's electronic publication Fasti Online, a database and bibliography of all archaeological excavations since 2000 in Italy (and select other countries).
AIRC has a long history of collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Rome at Ostia Antica, participating in numerous projects (e.g., video documentary production with Northeastern University, architectural study of the synagogue with the University of Texas at Austin, excavations at Porta Marina with the University of Bologna in 2010, conservation pilot project with Ales spa in Via della Foce in 2011, archaeological investigation of port structures starting in 2012, Jewish heritage tours for the Superintendency).
World Monuments Fund
AIRC has participated in the WMF's funding of the important conservation of frescoes of the Santa Maria Antiqua Church in the Forum Romanum for several years.
School of Visual Arts
For four consecutive years AIRC has participated in SVA's Summer Masters Workshop in Design History, Theory, and Practice in Italy. AIRC will also host SVA's new semester-long program in Rome starting in spring 2014.
Since 2010 AIRC has hosted the course Italy - Roman Culture and Documentary Filmmaking for Northeastern University in Boston. The course exposes NEU students to the art, culture, and political history of Italy as they produce original video documentaries about Roman civilization at Ostia Antica.
For five years AIRC has worked with Roma Sotterranea, a non-profit association dedicated to exploring the hidden (underground) half of Rome by combining the experience and know-how of archaeologists, architects, engineers, geologists, and speleologists. AIRC and Roma Sotterranea have collaborated in the production of television documentaries and the organization of specialized speleo-archaeological learning experiences for North American students in Rome.