On September 14th, library of the arts, intervention by Valeria Cicala, curator of the volume L’antico in third page, dedicated to journalistic writings by Giancarlo Susini, one of the Masters of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna
REGGIO EMILIA – The Library of Arts, located inside the prestigious Palazzo Parmeggiani, known for its specific specialist expertise in two main disciplinary areas, archeology and art history with over 45,000 volumes and 600 periodicals, inaugurates a new season: from on the one hand, the entry into the urban library system with an important paradigm shift that opens up to a wider use of interested and passionate people, as well as scholars, researchers, students and the resumption – after months of interruption – of activities, with a cycle of meetings aimed at telling the story of contemporary communities and societies starting from their material vestiges, their documents, their social and cultural roots and illustrating future projects. An ambitious goal that has collected the precious Art Bonus contribution of CREDEM, which boasts important artistic collections starting from the archaeological traces of the forum of Regium Lepidi, and of IREN SpA
The cycle of meetings From the excavation to the museum. New discoveries between studies and field research in the Reggio area, curated by Giada Pellegrini, curator of the archaeological collections of the Civic Museums, wants to shed light on the most recent investigations on the territory, and provides periodic updates for citizens and all interested parties to bring to attention to the novelties of Reggio archeology, which will be the subject of subsequent editions.
The new data arise both from recent studies on the materials present in the collections of the Civic Museums, and from the traces that emerged from the subsoil during the numerous construction sites in the city, which in some cases allow us to redesign the oldest history of Reggio.
This initiative provides for the intervention of the protagonists of the discoveries themselves, through the presentation of books, projects and excavation campaigns and confirms the role of the museum as a city reference point for the dissemination of scientific research and data archive available to scholars for the construction of new narratives.
The cycle that takes place in the Library of Arts (Piazza della Vittoria 5) opens on 14 September at 9 pm, with the intervention of Valeria Cicala, former official of the Cultural Heritage Institute of Emilia Romagna, teacher and journalist who dedicates to the themes of communication and dissemination of heritage. Valeria Cicala in the volume L’antico in third page, presents a collection of journalistic writings by Giancarlo Susini, one of the Masters of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna where he was a professor of Roman history, published in the “Resto del Carlino”. In the dialogue with Giordano Gasparini, former Director of the Culture Area of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and Nicola Cassone, archaeologist, moderated by Stella Bonfrisco of the Resto del Carlino of Reggio Emilia, the attention will be placed on the ways of disseminating knowledge of the heritage, towards which Susini had an innovative and always attentive approach to the general public, capable of bringing the ancient into the dimension of actuality.
In the following appointments the focus is on the local area.
On 28 September at 9 pm the Reggio archaeologist Nicola Cassone presents a proposal to identify the Roman theater of the ancient Regium Lepidi, through a personal research in the south-western sector of the city, which in the communal age fell in the district of San Lorenzo, thanks to the contribution of urban topography and medieval toponymy. During the evening, Luigi Malnati, former Archaeologist Superintendent and Director General of Antiquities of the Ministry, will speak.
Saturday 22 October at 11 am Annalisa Capurso, official archaeologist of the ABAP Superintendency of Bologna, together with Mauro Cremaschi geoarchaeologist professor at the University of Milan, Cecilia Pedrelli and Nicola Cassone archaeologists of the company GEA Srl, presents the results of the archaeological excavation in Piazza Gioberti . The investigations carried out in this area of strong strategic value for the past of the city have brought to light, in addition to an area built in the sixteenth century, a section of the Roman Via Emilia and have provided stratigraphic evidence of the passage of the Crostolo river within the ancient city between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, adding important new elements to the knowledge of the oldest history of Reggio.
Ten years after its discovery, the golden cup of Montecchio Emilia renews its splendor and uniqueness within the new installations of Palazzo dei Musei. On 5 November at 11 am the authoritative voice of Monica Miari, Head of the Archaeological Heritage Area of the ABAP Bologna Superintendence, will help to understand the exceptional nature of this discovery, the uniqueness of an artifact of strong symbolic value, also in the light of the most recent research on the site by Cave Spalletti.
The first edition of this cycle of events will close on 3 December at 4 pm at Palazzo dei Musei, the presentation of the volume Fiat Lux. University of Padua and Carla Corti of the University of Bologna. This study focuses on a heritage made up of about 200 oil lamps of which, through a meticulous analysis, it reconstructs collection events, formal and functional characteristics, offering a complete catalog of the entire collection. Another confirmation of the relevance of the Palethnology museum, conceived by Chierici more than 150 years ago for the need not to disperse local memories and to serve new studies, and which today renews its vocation as a laboratory capable of inspiring modern research.
During the meeting will be attended by Giuseppe Adriano Rossi, President of the National History Deputation for the Ancient Provinces of Modena – Reggio Emilia Section and Roberto Macellari, former archaeologist curator of the Civic Museums.
LIBRARY OF ARTS
SEPTEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 3 2022
FROM THE EXCAVATION TO THE MUSEUM
New discoveries between studies and field research in the Reggio area
Library of the Arts
Giancarlo Susini. The antique on the third page. Journalistic writings on archeology
Valeria Cicala in dialogue with Giordano Gasparini and Nicola Cassone
the meeting will be moderated by Stella Bonfrisco – Resto del Carlino
During the evening, free copies of the book will be distributed to all present.
Library of the Arts
The Roman theater of the ancient Regium Lepidi. New identification proposals
Nicola Cassone in dialogue with Luigi Malnati
Library of the Arts
The archaeological excavations of Piazza Gioberti
Annalisa Capurso, Mauro Cremaschi, Cecilia Pedrelli, Nicola Cassone
Library of the Arts
The golden cup of Montecchio Emilia ten years after its discovery: new investigations at the Cave Spalletti site
Palace of the Museums
Fiat Lux. The oil lamps of the G. Chierici museum of Paletnology in Reggio Emilia
presentation of the book by the authors Simona Capellini and Carla Corti
presentation of the collection of oil lamps of the G. Chierici Museum of Paletnology by Roberto Macellari
will be attended by Giuseppe Adriano Rossi – National History Deputation for the Ancient Modenese Provinces – Reggio Emilia Section
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