Exhibition: 'Rescuing our past to build our future'

From 9 March to 30 April 2017, Rome International School is hosting 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.

Rome International School will showcase 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 shares common goals, offering a unique reflection on the traditional concept of education – art and history will be brought into a school exposing students and their families (representing over 45 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 will be dedicated to a complete suit of armour, the restoration of which Rome International School has contributed to.

The exhibition will be open to the public (free entry upon reservation*), allowing visitors the chance to appreciate the beauty and history of the past in our state-of-the-art campus, immersed in the natural parkland of Monte Mario.

Read the press release (bilingual, PDF).

Conferences


A series of conferences (in Italian) will be held with exhibition partners on specific themes as outlined below. If you are interested in attending, please write to office@romeinternationalschool.it.

Thursday 16 March 2017 , 15.00
'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 at 15.00
'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 at 15.00
'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, 15.00
'Recupero delle opere d'arte trafugate e attività del Commando dei Carabinieri TPC'
Alberto Deregibus, Vice-Comandante Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale

Media coverage

This 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

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*Exhibition times


The exhibition is open to the public - upon reservation - from Monday to Friday. To book an appointment please write to office@romeinternationalschool.it indicating the date and time of your visit.

Opening times*:
Monday to Friday: 08.30 to 18.00 (upon reservation)
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 to 20.00

*Please note that as part of the school's policy, you will need to bring photo identification with you.

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

Press inquiries


To contact the press team, please write to Tania Gobena (inquiries in English) or Ivana Santoro (inquiries in Italian).

Sponsors

Rome International School would like to thank the following for their generous support of this exhibition.