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ITALY NEWS # 80 - March 20th, 2009

DARWIN 1809 - 2009


Roma, Milano , Bari

Exactly two hundred years after the birth of the great scientist and 150 years since the publication of The Origin of the Species, the exhibition Darwin 1809-2009 will be inaugurated in Rome in the newly restored Palazzo delle Esposizioni (February - May, 2009) and will then move on to Milan (June 4th - October 25th, 2009) and Bari (November 2009 - March 2010). Darwin, the spectacular international exhibition about the father of the theory of evolution, is based on an exhibition organized by the
American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Museum of Science, Boston, The Field Museum, Chicago, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Natural History Museum, London. 




Torino - Inaugurated December 2008


This new exhibition space in Turin has been dedicated to Oriental art. It is held in Palazzo Mazzonis in the heart of the "Roman city" that has been made available by the city council. The MAO will contain a collection of 1500 works and will be a part of the Fondazione Torino Musei together with the Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, the Museo d'Arte Antica and the Borgo Medievale. The new museum, which cost over 13 million Euros to build, features reliefs from India; Khmer sculptures; Burmese and Thai works; items from China's Han and Tang eras, with over 200 funerary objects, statuettes and Tibetan Buddhist pieces.




Ferrara - May 31th 2009


The Palio of Ferrara is the most ancient one in the world and in addition to this is peculiar for its kind of ride that is joyful and so different from other warlike palii where there are always enemy that you have to fight with the lance. This is a very important moment for the city: all the "Contrade" participate wearing dress of different colors to gain the “palio”, but also and over all, to make party and to remember the Renaissance, a period in which Ferrara was really a capital.



Verona - April 2th - April 6th, 2009


Vinitaly this year focuses on “the world we love”: wine first of all but also quality, territory, the environment and its protection, people and human challenges, villages and their history... Vinitaly is all this: the place where every year people who love this world come together. Five exhibition days of intense business negotiations, competitions, top level guided tasting sessions as well as international events and meetings on highly up to date subjects. These five days will make Verona the World Capital of quality wines



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