May 16, 2016 at 6:30PM
FROM FLORENCE TO THE COLOSSEUM
The Role of Private Organizations in the Safeguard of Cultural Treasures
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture in Washington DC invite you to this lecture with Simonetta Brandolini d’Adda, founder of “Friends of Florence” and Fred Hiebert, Archaeology Fellow at the National Geographic.
Opening remarks by Ambassador of Italy to the U.S. Armando Varricchio, and Director of the UNESCO Office in New York and The UNESCO Representative to the United Nations, Marie Paule Roudil.
The role of private actors in the safeguard and rediscovery of mankind’s cultural treasures is increasingly important. This presentation will highlight the extraordinary efforts of the Friend of Florence foundation in some of its most important restoration projects, including Michelangelo's David, Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, the Tribuna, the Botticelli and Niobe’s Rooms at the Uffizi Museum and numerous others. We will also learn about the new exciting discovery made by Fred Hiebert from the National Geographic under the Colosseum in Rome, one of the world’s most visited monuments.
This event is part of the “Protecting our Heritage” initiative, a program supported by UNESCO and organized by the Washington Network of the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), under the 2016 Italian presidency, in order to raise awareness on the need to act against the growing threats posed to cultural heritage by wars, international terrorism, criminal organizations, climate challenges – or more simply, by neglect.
Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
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