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Isabella Otto

Istituto di Storia Contemporanea P. A. Perretta
Restorer and conservation scientist
After getting her Bachelor's degree in Conservation of Artworks in Como in 2011, Isabella Otto worked as a restorer in London for five years. In 2018 she got a Master's degree in Science and Technology for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Milan, with a research on the preservation of magnetic tapes and optical discs.
During her studies, Isabella completed an internship at the Audiovisual Archive of Milan's Science and Technology Museum, the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci. She is now continuing her research at the Archive of Como's Institute for Contemporary History ISC Perretta, focusing on the management and preservation of compact cassettes, VHS, CDs and other magnetic and optical carriers.