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#ItalyRestArt, a series of events on culture and science taking place entirely online

Talks, seminars and discussions on topics such as museums, scientific research, the movie industry and literature are being hosted online by the Embassy in partnership with British and Italian cultural, artistic and academic institutions.

#ItalyRestArt began on 18 May with a talk on museums’ initiatives to continue to bring art to the public during times of crisis. The ambassador, Raffaele Trombetta, spoke to Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery, Matteo Lafranconi, director of the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Roberta Cremoncini, director of the Estorick Collection, Xavier Bray, director of the Wallace Collection and Katia Pizzi, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

“Once we emerge from the pandemic, London and the UK will once more be drivers and global hubs of cultural and artistic trends,” said Ambassador Trombetta. “With #ItalyRestArt we are making sure that we will be ready for the that moment. To that end we will build on the pillars of Italy’s cultural presence around the world: art, literature, cinema, and scientific research. In collaboration with prestigious British institutions we are embracing modern technologies to continue our work to promote cultural ties between the UK and Italy.”

Italian Rai News channel ran a news report on the first two events of the series.

Calendar of activities:

18 May - 10:00
Art and museums in times of crisis 
With the directors of the National Gallery, the Wallace Collection, the Estorick Collection and the Scuderie del Quirinale, and the director of the Italian Cultural Centre in London, Katia Pizzi.

19 May - 18:00
Science for Society
Strategies for mitigating the Covid-19 pandemic: the views of experts.

21 May
Book launch: Le condizioni Atmosferiche by Enrico Palandri
In collaboration with Bompiani.

28 May - 17:00
Adapting to a new world. Art galleries in times of pandemic
With Mazzoleni, Tornabuoni, Robilant+Voena and Opera Gallery.

2 June - 10:30
From the dawn of printing to digital access: the benefits of making books available to everybody
(The 1467 edition of the De Civitate Dei - a journey from Subiaco to London).

19 June - 17:30
Raphael then and now
Launch of Claudia La Malfa’s Raphael and Antiquity (Reaktion 2020)

23 June - 17:00
Science for Society
Covid-19 - Searching for effective therapies: where are we?

26 June - 9:30
Travel to Italy
ENIT - Italian National Tourist Board, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Dublin and
the participation of representatives for tourism from 13 Italian regions. 

1 July - 18:00
Cooking up an Italian Summer
Live cooking show and culinary presentation with chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Francesco Mazzei,
in conversation with art historian and tv presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon.

For further information on all the webinars please refer to the individual entries in the left menu