Goffredo Plastino, Reader in Ethnomusicology at ICMuS, and curator of the Italian Collection for New York based Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), has been central in the repatriation of materials made by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax (1915–2002) in Naples and in Cinquefrondi (Calabria). This collection includes field recordings and related materials produced by Lomax in Italy in 1954–5. For further details visit ACE's website.

This repatriation is an aspect of the impact of Goffedo Plastino's work as a leading Lomax scholar. His edition of texts and photographs from Lomax's Italian fieldwork (excerpts from essays, field notes, letters and scripts for BBC radio programmes) is published as the book L’anno più felice della mia vita: Un viaggio in Italia 1954–1955 (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 2008), which also includes a detailed essay by Plastino.