UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy: World Record and Local Challenges

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November 12 (Thursday) 6:30-8:30 pm - Schmitt Hall 104 at Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ. UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy: World Record and Local Challenges

Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO sites (51) in the world, ranging from well-known historical centers (Venice and its lagoon) to monuments and art pieces (Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan with Leonardo's Last Supper, archeological (Pompei) and natural sites (the Dolomites), as well as six additional intangible elements (including the Mediterranean diet and the Sicilian puppet theater). The program is being held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), whose mission, among others, is the preservation of historic monuments, urban centers, and natural sites, along with traditional practices and contemporary art forms. Through a set of critical and creative lenses, the presentations will bring attention to Italy's rich heritage.

Sponsored by The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University.
Schmitt Hall 104 at Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Laura Campisi 9173482852


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