Establishment of the Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori Foundation, recognised by Presidential Decree in 1979. The Foundation is responsible for preserving, promoting and making available to the public the personal and professional histories of the two publishers and the publishing companies they founded (Mondadori and Saggiatore) and works actively to preserve and promote the history of publishing in Italy. Since the mid 1990s it has been a study and research centre dedicated to Italian publishing culture, connecting with a network of similar organisations in Europe and the rest of the world.