Curated by: Vincenzo Lemmo
The event is conceived and organized by the European Center for Tourism and Culture of Rome directed by Giuseppe Leporein in synergy with the General Directorate for Safety of Cultural Heritage MIC, the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo directed by Mariastella Margozzi.
In such a particular and delicate moment, in which the whole world is living with a pandemic looking for the tools to be able to win this "invisible war", it seemed appropriate to highlight how beauty, understood as the best of artistic production and spiritual, you seem to be the only useful weapon to save our consciences and satiate our innate desire for beauty. In a certain way today it seems necessary that beauty save the world. But are we able to safeguard this precious asset? And how do we secure this immense heritage, of which we are custodians, in order to be able to pass it on in the future? Revisiting the concept, we ask ourselves: will the world save beauty?
From this question the idea of creating this exhibition was born, which aims to be not only an exhibition of finds recovered from the Cultural Heritage Protection Command of the Carabinieri directed by Brigadier General Roberto Riccardi, for years at the forefront in the defense of our treasures historical-artistic, but also - and it is an absolute novelty, in the panorama of exhibitions - the presentation of the prevention and protection systems adopted by the Museums and by the places of culture belonging to the state with the coordination of the General Directorate for Safety of the Cultural Heritage of the MiC directed by Dr. Marica Mercalli. The exhibition will be divided into different sections, within which the visitor will be accompanied to the discovery of stories of recovery, protection and protection presented in a narrative and images.