Cultivating Memory

Presentation of the book 'Spoleto 1962. The Fifth Festival of the Two Worlds'

Sezione Archivio di Stato di Spoleto

Thursday 30 June Ore 15:00

Institutional greetings

 

Andrea Sisti

Mayor of the Municipality of Spoleto

 

Monique Veaute

Artistic Director of the Festival dei Due Mondi

 

Riccardo Regi

Order of Journalists of Umbria

 

Cinzia Rutili

Director of the State Archives of Perugia

 

Giovanni Parapini

Head of Rai offices in Tuscany and Umbria

 

 

Speakers

 

Moreno Cerquetelli

Journalist

 

Paolo Bianchi

Head of the Spoleto State Archives Section

 

Antonella Manni

Art historian and journalist

 

Marco Rambaldi

Journalist

 

Marco Tonelli

Director of Palazzo Collicola

 

Maurizio Zinni

Historian, La Sapienza University of Rome

 

organised by the Spoleto State Archives and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation
in collaboration with the Order of Journalists of Umbria
with the patronage of the Municipality of Spoleto, Friends of Spoleto Association

 

 

The Spoleto State Archives continue their research into the origins of the Festival dei Due Mondi, retracing some of the extraordinary moments of the event’s history with a conference, a book and an exhibition.

 

The volume Spoleto 1962, the Fifth Festival of the Two Worlds. Sculptures in the City, an Italian Foundation, Diplomacy and Politics is published with a contribution from the Francesca, Valentina and Luigi Antonini Foundation and with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto. It has a preface by Camillo Corsetti Antonini, president of the Francesca, Valentina and Luigi Antonini Foundation, a presentation by Cinzia Rutili, director of the State Archives of Perugia, and is divided into six chapters: Festival dei Due Mondi 1962. Protagonists and Performances by Moreno Cerquetelli; Spoleto ’62 narrated by the NYTimes and the foreign press by Marco Rambaldi; Spoleto 1962, the City and the Festival by Antonella Cristina Manni; Sculptures in the City by Marco Tonelli; The Diplomacy of the Festival by Maurizio Zinni; The Festival of 1962 in the documents of the Spoleto State Archives by Paolo Bianchi.

 

In addition to the volume, the Spoleto State Archives present the exhibition Spoleto 1962, the Fifth Festival of the Two Worlds, which will be shown on the site of the archives from 30 September 2022.