Rubi Antiqua: the presentation press conference

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The presentation conference of the “Rubi Antiqua” project at the Swabian Castle of Bari has just ended

The project, winner of the prestigious competition Emergence(s) published by the Mairie de Paris and funded also by Region Apulia and the Municipality of Ruvo, has been presented to the press and numerous bystanders by the coordinator, Dr Daniela Ventrelli.

Together with the coordinator, also the members of the French delegation have taken the floor: Martine Denoyelle (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art), Paulette Pelletier Hornby (Musée du Petit Palais) and Francois Lissarrague (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), who have jointly highlighted the scientific value of the research project.

Rubi Antiqua has been described as a strong moment of relationship with the classical world, through the recreation of the history of finds that, starting from Ruvo have enriched the collections of art and antiquities all over Europe.

Among the speakers, Dr Luigi La Rocca highlighted how this project offers the possibility to promote the territory with culture and give value to the talents of young researchers.

Dr Annamaria Lorusso, director of the Swabian Castle, expressed the maximum availability for an exhibition of ancient vases, as an occasion of synthesis and diffusion of the work of study and cataloguing of the finds.

The mayor of Ruvo, Vito Nicola Ottombrini, strongly marked the history of his town, melting pot in the Nineteenth century of the most important international collectors and how this project has been fundamental to give value to the territory and determine the liberation of a community through the return of the finds in their homeland on the occasion of the exhibition.

At the conclusion of the speeches, the councillor to Mediterranean, Culture and Tourism of Region Apulia, Silvia Godelli has taken the floor, telling how Apulia produces tourism because it is rich in history and beauty. As a matter of fact Ruvo has been defined a jewel, truly the cultural centre of our region.

The tour of the French delegation continues tomorrow with the city conference at the municipality of Ruvo di Puglia and the gala dinner at Jatta Palace.

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