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Recall – Giornata della trasparenza – Inaugurazione nuova Collezione Farnesina (Farnesina, 29 maggio 2014)

On Thursday 29 May 2014 at 9:30, Minister for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini will join Minister for Culture Dario Franceschini at the foreign ministry in Rome in inaugurating the new mounting of the Farnesina Collection, within the framework of the 3rd annual Transparency Day.

The “Farnesina Art Collection” was set up in 2001, and has since continued to expand with the loan of major works by Italian 20th century artists such as Arturo Martini, Mario Sironi, Giò Pomodoro and Jannis Kounellis.

The collection currently holds 400 pieces by 250 artists.

Selection of the works has followed criteria accumulated over the years by various committees, whose continuing objective is to foreground the importance and personality of Italian contemporary art.

Participants in the event will include a broad range of institutional representatives, members of the Farnesina Collection committee, artists and loaners of the works in the collection and representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps.

A guided tour reserved for journalists and camera operators will begin at 18:00.

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required documentation:

– a letter from your media organisation

– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your applicationby fax, on your media organisation’s letterhead, to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service by fax 06/3691.7193 (tel. 06/3691.3432).

Accredited members of the press will be admitted at the rear entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Via Macchia della Farnesina – according to the following timetable:

17:45 for the guided tour

18:45 for the inauguration ceremony

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