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Date(s) - 19 Oct 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Columbia University Italian Academy

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International Observatory for Cultural Heritage

World Cultural Conservation

Italy at the Forefront: Innovation versus Constraints
with Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage
Thursday, October 19, 11:00 am

Free and open to the public. Register here. More info here.

Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage
 in conversation with  
David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, & Director of the Italian Academy, Columbia University
and with 
Dario Disegni, President of the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS)

Minister Franceschini will focus on Italy’s leading role in global cultural conservation and on the culture and tourism ministry’s initiatives in international relations. He will also preview the museum of Italian Judaism, to open in Ferrara on December 13. The museum’s President, Mr. Disegni, will then illustrate the vast patrimony of ideas, artifacts, and cultural exchange produced in Italy by the Jews over more than two millennia.

This event is part of the Academy’s new International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, which sponsors and encourages research on monuments, artifacts, and traditions.