The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art presented Paolo Colombo’s book “Le Esposizioni Universali. I mestieri d'arte sulla scena del mondo (1851-2010)” in Rome, at the Senate of the Italian Republic. The book was published by Marsilio Editori in the “Ricerche” series, and produced thanks to the support from the Fondazione Cariplo and the Fondazione Germozzi.
The Italian Senate was the prestigious setting for a debate among authoritative personalities on the function of the artistic crafts within the Universal Expositions.
Renato Schifani, President of the Italian Senate
Franco Cologni, President of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art
Mariapia Garavaglia, Senator and President of the Fondazione Germozzi
Paolo Colombo, author of the volume and Director of the Research Centre “Arti e mestieri” at the Università Cattolica of Milan
Davide Rampello, Artistic Director of the “Padiglione Zero” Expo 2015
Cesare Fumagalli, Secretary General of Confartigianato Imprese
Ermete Realacci, President of Symbola-Fondazione per le Qualità Italiane
Stefano Folli, journalist at the daily newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore moderated the debate.