As part of a project to enhance the cultural heritage of Southern Italy in the European context, in synergy with other prestigious museum institutes, the MArRC promotes the exhibition “Treasures from the Kingdom. Calabria in the collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples”, by the director of the MArRC Carmelo Malacrino and the director of the MANN Paolo Giulierini.
The open ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 12ve, 2020, at 5.30 pm, in the Conference Room. The exhibition will be open to the public until June 21st, 2020.
The directors of MArRC and MANN, co-curators of the exhibition will speak: Carmelo Malacrino and Paolo Giulierini. For institutional greetings, the mayor of the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Giuseppe Falcomatà will be present.
This exhibition opportunity strengthens “ancient” cultural relationships between peoples and territories that shared life experiences even before the Magno-Greek poleis, and then in the long Roman period up to the modern age. The “focus” is on Magna Graecia, in line with the exhibition “The Western Greeks. Magna Graecia in the collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples”, in 1996, and with the recent reopening of the Magna Graecia Collection at MANN.
Thus, the Museum of Naples reciprocates the “courtesy” of the loan of one of the most “precious” masterpieces of the archaeological heritage of the Museum of Reggio Calabria, the so-called “Head of the Philosopher”, sent for the exhibition “Thalassa. Submerged wonders of the Mediterranean”, in Naples, until March 9th, 2020, together with other spectacular finds from the MArRC collection.