The TURIN 1911 PROJECT is the first digital project devoted to the only universal exposition ever held in Italy. Though World's fairs were among the West's largest mass-attended events, they were also ephemeral occurrences designed to exhibit, rather than preserve, the changing world of modernity. Turin 1911 was no exception. Once the Fair was dismantled, its artifacts were scattered among institutional archives and private collectors, thus failing to be studied in a systematic manner.

UC San Diego researchers from the School of Arts & Humanities and the Cultural Heritage Engineering and Innovation Initiative (CHEI) at UC San Diego collaborate with colleagues from the Laboratory of Geomatics for Cultural Heritage of the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy (POLITO) to create a growing digital archive, including 3D video reconstructions and interactive computer models, available online to the public worldwide.

To that end, donors are invited to give directly to Turin 1911 project and to provide support for this ambitious campaign to document at the ephemeral pavilions and the events of the 1911 World’s Fair in Turin. Your investment in the Turin 1911 Project advances new methods of discovery and preservation of our global cultural heritage for future generations. All philanthropic gifts – 100% – will be directed to:

  • Supporting graduate students through fellowships to work on the Turin 1911 Project.
  • Creating research opportunities to do field and lab work, in both the United States and Italy, as well as hands-on experience using advanced technologies to document and study Italy’s cultural patrimony; and
  • Providing flexible funding to meet the greatest needs for innovation and discovery through the collaboration of arts & humanities and cultural heritage engineering.

For more information on giving to the Turin 1911, please contact April Bridges, Senior Director of Development of University of California Sa Diego, at


Your gift at any level will be meaningful. Gifts play an important role in keeping our university in the forefront of academic and research excellence. Even modest contributions, pooled with gifts from others, can achieve big results and begin a lifetime of philanthropy with impact.


Here's how you can give online, by check or through other methods. You can also make a gift through a bequest, charitable annuity or other type of planned gift.

Online: Give now by credit card, cash gift, pledge or recurring donation through UC San Diego's convenient and secure online giving website. To give directly to this project, go to Turin 1911 online giving page. When you make an online gift, you can check to see if your employer has a matching gifts program, or visit the Employer Matching Gifts page.

Payroll Deduction: For UC San Diego faculty and staff, it's easy to give through payroll deduction. Just go to our online giving website to designate your gift and follow the instructions for payroll deduction.

By Phone: If you would like to call with your credit card information, contact April Bridges, Senior Director of Development, Arts & Humanities, University of California Sa Diego, mobile phone: +1 (309) 287-0030.

By Mail: To mail in your gift check, make your check payable to "UC San Diego Foundation", note “Turin 1911 Fund ” on your check, and mail it to:

April Bridges
Senior Director of Development
School of Arts and Humanities
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0406 | La Jolla, CA 92093-0406

Stocks: If you would like to make a gift of stock or mutual funds, you can learn more by contacting April Bridges via email at or via mobile phone: +1 (309) 287-0030.

Bequest: If you would like to make a gift through your will, trust or another form of planned gift, please contact April Bridges at or via mobile phone: +1 (309) 287-0030.