Art forgers in 20th century Italy. A portrait gallery

Abstract La Bottega del falsario. Storie di falsi nell’Italia del XX secolo. Eugenio Farioli Vecchioli, 2019, produced by Rai Cultura in collaboration with Mibact.https://www.raiplay.it/video/2019/11/italia-viaggio-nella-bellezza-la-bottega-del-falsario-dc485d37-a474-48bd-92c2-f2f62943e498.html Art forgery has always been a hot issue not only for those working in the field of cultural heritage, but also for ordinary people, because of the implications with economy, politics […]

A dive into the blue: Fighting autism at Paestum Museum

Abstract Stimulating reactions and feelings in autistic people with a visit to a museum depository: it was called A dive into the blue and was a truly innovative project carried out in 2019 at the Paestum Archaeological Museum, everythird Sunday of the month. Fig. 1. A frame of the initiative (photo: Cilento4all). “Hi, I’m an […]

Sea of Hope: A graphic novel that links together ancient and modern migrations

Abstract A work by pupils of the Liceo Pilo Albertelli in Rome. And on October 3, Remembrance Day for those who diedat sea, the film that tells how it was made will be presented. Fig. 1. A strip of the graphic novel Sea of Hope (Liceo Pilo Albertelli in Rome). Far-off voices from the sea […]

Classical Pop: A surprising exhibition

Abstract In Rome in Palazzo Massimo and Crypta Balbi, a beautiful, curious but also refined exhibition. Classical Pop is the ‘classic’ for everyone. Fig. 1. An installation by Giovanni Volpato (photo: Teodoro Teodoracopulos). It’s called Classical Pop and keeps its promises. It is a beautiful exhibition – in Rome at Palazzo Massimo and the Crypta […]

In Jordan, public archaeology is a solid reality

Abstract Public archaeology was the protagonist at the recent International Conference on Jordan’s History and Archaeology. Fig. 1. The booklet of the conference (photo: Marta Lorenzon). The 14th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan (ICHAJ) has just finished in Florence. For a whole week a fantastic and heterogeneous group of Jordanian and […]

The Trundholm Sun Chariot

Abstract The Trundholm Sun Chariot is part of Masterpiece, an Italian podcast by Archeostorie® that describes some of the most beautiful and famous artworks from antiquity. Fig. 1. The Trundholm Sun Chariot (source: Wikimedia Commons). A new day! A new day, and I am still stuck here pulling my weight. The light spreads across the […]

The Diver

Abstract The Diver is part of Masterpiece, an Italian podcast by Archeostorie® that describes some of the most beautiful and famous artworks from antiquity. Fig. 1. Tomb of the Diver, Detail from the underside of the top slab of the grave (source: Wikimedia Commons). I am flying. Or maybe not? I have left earth but […]

The Evening Shadow

Abstract The Evening Shadow is part of Masterpiece, an Italian podcast by Archeostorie® that describes some of the most beautiful and famous artworks from antiquity. Fig. 1. The Evening Shadow Figure (source: Wikimedia Commons). Fig. 2. Detail of the Evening Shadow Figure (source: Wikimedia Commons). Hey you, who are you now? I don’t recognize those […]

Boxer at Rest

Abstract Boxer at Rest is part of Masterpiece, an Italian podcast by Archeostorie® that describes some of the most beautiful and famous artworks from antiquity. Fig. 1. The Boxer, detail (photo by Agnese Lena). Hey you, down there in the corner! Yes, I’m talking to you, the tired fighters. You who fall, and get to […]