Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge Reaches its Second International Destination: New Delhi, India

The travelling exhibition has now been inaugurated in the premises of the Embassy of Italy in New Delhi, India.
New Delhi, India 29 October, 2018: In the presence of the Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Dr Michele Geraci, Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and Mr Vincenzo De Luca, Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the travelling exhibition, Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge has been inaugurated at the Italian Institute of Culture in New Delhi. The exhibition, promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and led by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), will be open to the public from the 31st of October to the 6th of November 2018 at the premises of the Italian Institute of Culture in New Delhi.

The inauguration, introduced by H.E. Ambassador of Italy, Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni was initiated with the symbolic candle lightening followed by remarks of Dr Geraci where he emphasised the role of knowledge in general and science and technology in particular as drivers for development. “It is my great pleasure to be here and to see this impressive exhibition showcasing science and technology in their history, presence and future” said Professor Sharma, secretary to the Indian Department of Science and Technology.
The inauguration was followed by a special tour of the exhibition where the guests visited its 5 thematic sections and watched the film “The Beauty of Knowledge”, directed by renown Italian director, Stefano Incerti.
The exhibition is a common effort under the leadership of the Italian National Research Council, with contributions from the 4 main Italian Science Museums: Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza, Naples (Exhibition Coordinator); Museo Galileo, Florence; Museo delle Scienza, Trento; Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”, Milan.
The exhibition presents an immersive and engaging experience that aims to communicate the dynamic and beautiful nature of the quest for knowledge and research in Italy. It conveys the non-traditional, creative and dynamic collisions that make up the Italian research system, combining knowledge with the artistic tradition of Italy as well as the renown Italian lifestyle and art of well-being, covering 5 main themes: Health, Environment, Space, Food and Nutrition, and Cultural Heritage.
Prior to arriving to India, the exhibition was first inaugurated in Rome at the Farnesina in April, then it was hosted at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt in July. Following India, the exhibition will go to Singapore where it will be hosted by the National Museum of Singapore in December 2018.

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