Italy: the Beauty of Knowledge |SINGAPORE – National Museum of Singapore 6 – 23 december 2018

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The travelling exhibition has now been inaugurated in the premises of The National Museum of Singapore.

Singapore, 5 December, 2018: In the presence of the Ambassador of Italy to Singapore, H.E. Ambassador Rafaelle Langella; the travelling exhibition, Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge has been inaugurated at the National Museum of Singapore, on the 5th of December 2018. The exhibition, promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will be open to the public from the 6th to the 23rd of December 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore in Singapore.

The inauguration was initiated by H.E. Ambassador of Italy, Mr. Rafaelle Langella who praised the exhibition and its role in disseminating the culture of Italian research around the world. The exhibition was inaugurated along with its neighbouring exhibition “A*STAR ‘Beautiful Science’” which in turn was also presented by Mr. Graham Wright, the director of the Microscopy Platform of the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Several researchers, Italian, International and Singaporean, attended the inauguration and expressed their enthusiasm and appreciation of the content and curation of the exhibition.

Following the inauguration, a special tour was held where the guests visited the exhibition’s different thematic sections and watched the film “The Beauty of Knowledge”, directed by renown Italian director, Stefano Incerti.

The exhibition, promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 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); Museo Galileo (Florence); Museo delle Scienza (Trento); Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” (Milan). In Singapore, the coordination is carried out along with the Embassy of Italy in Singapore and the National Museum of Singapore.

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 Singapore, the exhibition was first inaugurated in Rome at the Farnesina in April, then it was hosted at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt in July, and in October it was hosted at the Italian Institute of Culture in New Delhi, India. Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge will be open to the Singaporean public in the Basement level of the National Museum of Singapore, in Exhibition Gallery 1, where Guided tours are available from Monday to Friday at 15:30, and Saturday to Sunday at 11:30 and 15:30.

Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge: Singapore @Museo Nazionale di Singapore

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