Pagine Ebraiche INTERNATIONAL EDITION – “The Italian Government invested important resources in the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah, and now we want to make sure to raise enough funds to guarantee its development. Anybody who is interested in supporting us here in the United States, should know that their contribution will be essential for keeping the rich and ancient Italian Jewish heritage alive, and for promoting its knowledge”. With these words, the Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini presented the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) last week in New York.
Franceschini took part in the event “World Cultural Conservation. Italy at the Forefront” at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America of Columbia University, conversing with its director, historian David Freedberg.
The MEIS will be inaugurated on December 13 in Ferrara “a city that has been full of Jewish culture for over a millennium, and has played a protagonist role in Italian Jewish history,” highlighted Dario Disegni, the president of the MEIS.
Attending the event in New York were among others, MEIS director Simonetta Della Seta, the Italian Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, the general consul in New York Francesco Gianuardi, and the director of the Italian Cultural Institute Giorgio Van Straten.