Symposium "Statues Also Die"


Turin, 28th-29th May 2018

On Monday, the 28th of May 2018, and on Tuesday, the 29th of May 2018, the Symposium "Statues Also Die.

Destruction and Preservation in Ancient and Modern Times" will take place in Turin. The conference will be held at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo on Monday 28th and in the Cavallerizza Reale on Tuesday 29th and is organized by the Museo Egizio, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino, Musei Reali and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

This symposium, entirely in English, is part of the exhibition project entitled "Statues Also Die. Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary" that will be on display at the Museo Egizo until the 9th of September 2018. During the conference, a debate between scholars from different disciplines, about the destruction phenomena and preservation strategies of the cultural heritage in ancient and modern times will take place; these phenomena will be analysed through a multidisciplinary perspective, based on archaeological, historical, anthropological, museological and sociological interpretations.

Professor C. Lippolis will take part in the debate with a speech about the history of the Iraq Museum and the complex correlation between the politics and the heritage enhancement ("Birth, Fall and Renaissance of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad: Politics and Propaganda vs. Archaeology and Heritage Enhancement in Modern Iraq").


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