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  • Capitoline museum in Palazzo Nuovo
    Italy is celebrating the nearly three centuries since inauguration of the world's first public art museum, the Capitoline, founded and funded in 1733 with income from, of all things, a public lottery.
  • Jan 12, Carabinieri at Rome show recovered presepe figures
    Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(January 18, 2018)
    Art thefts in Italy are on the way down, and this week Carabinieri in Rome showed their latest recovered objects: 250 valuable antique nativity scene figures. Nevertheless, and despite thefts like the Al Thani jewels in Venice, art crimes in Italy have seriously dropped.
  • Everyone knows that Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 CE. But most people do not appreciate how much, in the period before the War, Rome also built up Jerusalem, serving as a valuable ally and as a stabilizing force during the interminable Hasmonean family fights over who would be high priest. This evening together we will explore both the good and the bad in the the highly charged relationship between these two Eternal Cities. Join historian Paula Fredriksen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on a fascinating journey into the formative era of Western Judaism.
  • “Magazzino Italian Art”–the first space in the United States dedicated exclusively to Italian art from the second half of the 20th century–officially opened to the public last Wednesday, June 28th. An immersion in the green landscape of Cold Spring in New York’s Hudson Valley at Giorgio Spanu and Nancy Olnick’s enchanting warehouse, which opened its doors with the show “Margherita Stein: Rebel With a Cause,” honoring Margherita Stein, one of the pioneers of Italian Arte Povera.
  • Today we start a journey into Italian music, introducing the best of my 15 years spent on meeting and interviewing the best Italian singers of today and the past. I invite you to play the following videos and read the article to enter the heart of Italian vibes. This is “Francesco Foderà’s ItalianSound”.
  • Thanks to Culture Minister Dario Franceschini's museum reform, management of 32 top Italian museums was opened to international competition in 2015. But today an administrative tribunal is kicking out the non-Italians - and kicking off a huge ruckus.
  • Two of the West’s most influential leaders, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, set aside their differences for a private 30-minute meeting on international affairs and the promotion of peace.

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