The inaugural event of the new edition of "Farnesina Open Doors" will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome, to celebrate the VII Transparency Day.
During the event, speakers will illustrate the Farnesina Collection hosted on the Google Cultural Institute, the online platform that makes high-resolution images of artifacts from partner museums accessible to visitors from around the world. The new exhibit of the Farnesina Collection dedicated to artist research movements of the 80’s and 90’s will be inaugurated.
Speakers at the event include Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Giorgia Abeltino, Director of Public Policy, Google Cultural Institute and Google Italia, Anna Mattirolo, from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - Scientific Committee of the Farnesina Collection, and Massimo Riccardo, Deputy Director General for Country Promotion, Principal Director for Promotion of Italian Culture and Language of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The Farnesina’s participation in Open House Roma will also be presented as will the meeting about the artist Toti Scialoja, organised 50 years after he created the mosaic for the Farnesina Palace, and the exhibition and conference celebrating the 150 year-long diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for online accreditation by filling in the interactive form at the linkhttp://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Embassy in Rome of the media organisation’s Country).
If it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications should be sent by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210).
Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry from the main entrance– left-hand side – from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.