Exhibition: 'Rescuing our past to build our future'

From 9 March to 30 April 2017, Rome International School hosted an exclusive archaeological exhibition 'Rescuing our past to build our future', in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) and the Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale.

On display at Rome International School were 75 rare archaeological finds, recovered by this special branch of the Carabinieri that is dedicated to preserving Italy’s cultural heritage.

As an International Baccalaureate World School, ‘international mindedness’, awareness and understanding of different cultures are at the heart of our school’s philosophy.

This public-private partnership shared common goals, offering a unique reflection on the traditional concept of education, exposing students and their families (representing 50 nationalities) to the complexity, diversity and excellence of Italian heritage and the need to preserve it to avoid damage, loss and theft.

Among the items on display: an Etruscan terracotta sarcophagus recovered in Geneva; vases decorated with mythological images including a large Apulian volute krater sequestered in Corsica. A specific installation was dedicated to a complete suit of armour, the restoration of which Rome International School has contributed to.

Media Coverage


This unique exhibition has generated plenty of interest from members of the public, international community as well as the media. Here are some of the highlights:

  • RAI TG 2, Repubblica TV and TV SAT 2000 report on the opening of the exhibition including interviews with Mr. Boragine and Alberto Deregibus, Vice-Commander Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale
  • Archaeologist Darius Arya gave a live tour of the exhibition on Facebook and Twitter

Read the press release (PDF).

Opening Ceremony


On Thursday 9 March 2017, the much-anticipated opening of the archaeology exhibition - 'Rescuing our past to build our future' - was inaugurated by Ivano Boragine, RIS Head of School; Fabrizio Parrulli, Commander of the Comando Carabinieri TPC; Director General of LUISS University,Giovanni Lo Storto; Roberto Di Paola, Scientific Director of the Exhibition.

A huge thanks goes to RIS students for contributing to the great success of the event; a unique exhibition that has generated plenty of interest from members of the public, international community as well as the media. Take a look at some of the social media and television highlights:

  • RAI TG 2 and Repubblica TV report on the opening of the exhibition including interviews with Mr. Boragine and Alberto Deregibus, Vice-Commander Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale
  • Archaeologist Darius Arya gave a live tour of the exhibition on Facebook and Twitter
Enjoy the photo highlights from the inauguration (photographer Matteo Mignani).

Photo Gallery

Conferences

A series of conferences (in Italian) were held with exhibition partners on specific themes. Here is a summary of the conferences that took place:

Thursday 16 March 2017
'L'archeologia nell'aree di crisi in Medio Oriente'
Paolo Matthiae, Professor Emeritus, La Sapienza; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei; Director of Ebla Expedition

Wednesday 22 March 2017
'Leggere i segni: dal recupero dei reperti alla ricostruzione della storia'
Vincenzo D'Ercole, Direzione Generale Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio MIBACT

Thursday 30 March 2017
'Le civiltà del passato'
Professor Alessandro Naso, Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico (ISMA)

Thursday 6 April 2017
'Recupero delle opere d'arte trafugate e attività del Commando dei Carabinieri TPC'
Alberto Deregibus, Vice-Comandante Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale

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