Riace Bronzes and the bronzes of the 5th century a. C. International Conference, on October 25th and 26th

Riace Bronzes and the bronzes of the 5th century a. C. International Conference, on October 25th and 26th


Autumn is “hot” of interesting initiatives at the MArRC, under the banner of the valorization of the Calabrian archaeological heritage. The International Conference “The Bronzes of Riace and the bronzes of the 5th century BC”, promoted on October 25th and 26th, by Daniele Castrizio, professor at the Department of ancient and modern Civilizations of the University of Messina and member of the MArRC Scientific Committee, is being dedicated to the two masterpieces of the museum collection.

The first day of work, on Thursday, October 25th, will be hosted at the Museum, in the space of Place Paolo Orsi. In an intense program, from 9.30 am to 1.10 pm, to continue in the afternoon, after the lunch break, from 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm, Italian and foreign scholars and experts will discuss on the most up-to-date research in history, art, archeology and archaeometric on two among the most intriguing and fascinating masterpieces from Magna Graecia.

The focus will be on the dissemination of knowledge, also in comparison with the information and public communication professionals. It will be the round table on “Communicating the Riace Bronzes in the social age: the perception through the old and new media”, starting from 6.00 pm, to conclude this first day of work. The panel, moderated by the sociologist Francesco Pira, the coordinator of the Master in “Management of public communication” at the University of Messina, will partecipate: the cultural designer Angela D’Arrigo, the journalist for Rai Gianpiero Orsingher, the numismatic archaeologist and blogger Grazia Solomon, the chief of the Press Office, Communication and Promotion of MArRC Emanuela Bambara.

The director Carmelo Malacrino and the professor Castrizio will close the works.

“It is the first time that a scientific conference on the Riace Bronzes takes place in the City that hosts and offers them to the world”, the scientific and organizational curator, Daniele Castrizio, says. “The participation has been conceived in an open form, not by invitation, so as to listen also to the dissonant voices and the younger scholars, whose research often reserve real surprises”.

The second day of the convention, on Friday, October 26th, will take place in the Aula Magna of the University of Messina.