The Europe of four centuries ago related by the periodics displayed at the Biblioteca Marucelliana

Within the ambit of the Festival d’Europa, the Biblioteca Marucelliana organizes an exhibition of seventeenth and eighteenth-century periodicals published in Paris, Leipzig, Amsterdam, The Hague, St. Petersburg, Rome, Milan, Turin, Parma, Venice and Florence, which represent direct evidences and fundamental tools for the transmission of knowledge and the dialogue among scholars of those times. The exhibition will be open from 7th May to 4th June, from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Biblioteca Marucelliana in Via Cavour 43-47.


Europe of mobility for study and work

Europe of mobility for study and work is the title of the event organized on Saturday 7th May 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Padiglione Europa in Piazza della Signoria. The initiative is promoted by the Department for European Policies in cooperation with the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione Locale (SSPAL) and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). The debate will focus on the website dealing with the direct funds of the European Union, whose purpose is to favour the diffusion of information, in a simple and intuitive way, on the various possibilities of obtaining a direct financing from European institutions, according to the sector in which they work. The website intends to feature the opportunities offered by the Union in the field of directly managed funds (directly provided by the European Commission to the final recipients), identify the potential users (farmers, SMEs, youth, public bodies, researchers, society) and organize the various typologies of financing according to the final users.


The History of European Cartography on show for the Festival d'Europa

The National Central Library of Florence, on the occasion of the Festival d’Europa, displays from 6th to 31st May, a part of one of the largest collections of cartographic works. The collection, which is among the richest in Italy and the most complete worldwide, contains geographical and nautical charts, big size urban maps mounted on cuts of cloth. The most ancient group comes from the Magliabechiana and Palatina libraries and was enriched by subsequent 18th and 19th century acquisitions showing the whole development of the European cartography.


Pietro Annigoni. An Art for Man as a protagonist at the Festival d'Europa

“Pietro Annigoni. Un’arte per l’uomo” (Pietro Annigoni. An art for man) is the title of the conference planned for Friday 6th May at 5 p.m. at the St. Mark English Church in Via Maggio 18, promoted by the Associazione Amici di Pietro Annigoni and the Associazione Via Maggio, aimed at recollecting, within the ambit of the Festival d’Europa, the life and works of the world-famous artist. The exhibition and the related catalogue were edited by Anita Valentini, historian and art critic, historic-artistic consultant at Palazzo Vecchio and teacher of art history at the UIA and at the Liceo Classico, on the occasion of the centenary of the painter’s birth.

In addition to this, from 6th to 10th May, throughout the Festival, at the Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, in Via Maggio 42, the antique Galleria Giovanni Turchi will exhibit the work of the master Pietro Annigoni, one of the most remarkable personalities of the artistic Florentine overview of the 20th century, renowned all over the world for its portrait gallery.

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