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The Colosseum Is Getting A High-Tech Arena Floor

The project, in which a structural engineering firm will install a retractable floor, is supposed to take two years to complete – and so, says culture minister Dario Franceschini, “in 2023, we will have the splendour of the Colosseum with its arena again.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, Dario Franceschini, 05.02.21

Rome’s Colosseum To Get New High-Tech Floor

Milan Ingegneria, a structural engineering and architecture firm, has won an €18.5m (£16m) bid to build and install a retractable arena floor that will allow visitors “to see the majesty of the monument” from its centre, culture minister Dario Franceschini said on Sunday. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Rome, Visual, Dario Franceschini, Milan Ingegneria, 05.03.21

Italy Appoints 13 New Museum Directors, With Emphasis On Homegrown Talent

The move is part of the Italian government’s drive to recruit so-called “super-directors” with experience of fundraising as well as scholarly credentials. Crucially this shift, which gave museums greater autonomy, was set in motion in 2015 under culture minister Dario Franceschini when the centrist government hoped to overturn the image of outdated bureaucracy associated with Italian institutions by appointing foreign museum chiefs. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, Dario Franceschini, 09.15.20

Cecilie Hollberg Returns to Galleria dell’Accademia

Cecilie Hollberg will return to her post as director of the Galleria dell’Accademia.  The move comes after Alberto Bonisoli, the right-wing Italian culture minister who tried to take control of the museum and merge it with the Uffizi was replaced by Dario Franceschini.  “[Bonisoli] did not explain to me the reason for wanting to remove autonomy from the Academy by merging it […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Dario Franceschini, Alberto Bonisoli, Cecilie Hollberg

Italy bans the use of animals in circuses

Animal rights activists are winning victories as more countries prohibit animals in circus acts. This month the Italian Parliament adopted legislation to phase out animals in traveling shows and circuses, according to Animal Defenders International (ADI). It’s a big move, as there are an estimated 100 circuses with 2,000 animals in Italy. Italy became the 41st country to pass measures prohibiting animals in circuses. ADI said on their Facebook page that Italy’s Minister of Culture Dario France...
Tags: UK, Design, US, Ireland, Italy, Parliament, Adi, Wikimedia Commons, Dario Franceschini, Italy Italy, Jan Creamer, Wageningen University They, Via Animal Defenders International

As Venice Has Become Disneyland, Tourists Eat Venice (And Locals Flee)

“If you arrive on a big ship, get off, you have two or three hours, follow someone holding a flag to Piazzale Roma, Ponte di Rialto and San Marco and turn around,” said Dario Franceschini, Italy’s culture minister, who lamented what he called an “Eat and Flee” brand of tourism that had brought the sinking […]
Tags: Art, Italy, Venice, Issues, San Marco, Dario Franceschini, 08.02.17, Piazzale Roma Ponte di Rialto

RIP – Arte Povera Artist Jannis Kounellis, Aged 80

Jannis Kounellis, via Art Newspaper Greek-Italian Arte Povera pioneer Jannis Kounellis has passed away in Rome at the age of 80, according to the Italian Minister of Culture.  “It is a sad day, Kounellis has left us. A master, Italian by adoption, who left a mark on contemporary art,” Minister Dario Franceschini tweeted today. Jannis Kounellis, [No Title] […]
Tags: Art, News, Rome, Obituary, Art News, Featured Post, Dario Franceschini, Jannis Kounellis, Kounellis, Art Newspaper Greek Italian Arte Povera

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

Italian culture minister travels to Kiev to retrieve works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna taken from Verona art museumSeventeen masterpieces valued at €17m (£14.3m) have been returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year.Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini, who travelled to Kiev to retrieve the paintings – which included works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna – said the possibility of ever recovering them once seem remote. Sti...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Ukraine, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Verona, Kiev, Mantegna, Dario Franceschini

On Sunday, Italian Museums Donated All Of Their Profits To Earthquake Victims

“As rescue efforts continue in the town of Amatrice and the surrounding area, where the death toll has risen to 247, the culture minister Dario Franceschini urged Italians to ‘go to museums in a sign of solidarity with the populations involved in [the] earthquake.'”
Tags: Art, Visual, Dario Franceschini

Rome Celebrates An Extensively-Cleaned Colosseum

“Buoyed by the brighter look of the Colosseum’s restoration, which was officially unveiled on Friday, Italy’s culture minister, Dario Franceschini, announced that 18 million euros ($20 million) have been found to replace, by the end of 2018, the arena’s long vanished floor with one that could support modern-day entertainment, although monument-rocking rock concerts have been […]
Tags: Art, Rome, Italy, Visual, Dario Franceschini

The new British caretaker of Italian culture

Museum director James Bradburne is revolutionising how the people of Milan relate to their art heritageEvidently at home in his trademark waistcoat and round glasses, James Bradburne strides through the Pinacoteca di Brera as museum staff bustle around him. The British director of one of Italy’s most famous art galleries is overseeing a revolution, he says, and is just days away from the latest exhibition, devoted to images of the dead Christ.Bradburne, who holds both British and Canadian citize...
Tags: Art, Europe, Milan, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Italy, Florence, James Bradburne, Dario Franceschini, Franceschini

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