Statues Also Die. Destruction and Preservation in Ancient and Modern Times

Torino, 28-29 maggio 2018

The CRAST, together with the Museo Egizio, the Musei Reali and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, was involved in the organization of the international conference "Statues Also Die. Destruction and Preservation in Ancient and Modern Times" that took place both at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo on the 28th of May and at the Cavallerizza Reale on the 29th of May 2018. This symposium, held in English, was connected to the exhibition entitled "Statues also die. Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary". This exhibition, hosted by the Museo Egizio, will be open until the 6th of January 2019. The central topic of the conference was a discussion on the destruction phenomena and the strategies adopted for the preservation of the artistic and archaeological heritage in ancient and modern times. Scholars with different backgrounds took active part in the discussion, approaching the subject from archaeological, historical, anthropological, sociological and museum-oriented perspectives.

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