Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – admittance free subject to availability of places
Promoted in collaboration with Associazione per l’economia della cultura and Federculture
Last June, the Fondazione MAXXI and CLES (Centre for Research and Study of Issues of Labour, Economic and Development), founded and long directed by Paolo Leon, organized the conference The economy of culture according to Paolo Leon, to commemorate the great economist who passed away a year earlier with a debate about one of the issues closest to his heart. The “economy of beauty” is now – in the opinion of all the leading analysts, as shown by an increasing consensus – one of the principal levers to which hopes of solid recovery for the Italian national system after years of crisis: now more than ever we have an opportunity and civic duty to transform into increasingly incisive concrete choices the key ideas anticipated many years ago by Paolo Leon and others.
The legislation regarding museum autonomy, strongly supported by the minister Franceschini, has passed through a significant period Italian cultural life. Of the many and important legislative modifications introduced in Italy in recent years, that regarding independence seems to have a profound impact on the habits and practices that for decades have characterised the management of the state museums and archaeological areas. The means of communication shed light on the successes of the impact produced by the work of the new museum managers, largely chosen from outside the MiBACT administrative ranks. It is however necessary to better understand what has happened and what are the critical issues and the opportunities produced by the new organizational model. In the second event in the series we shall be doing so through the voices of a number of protagonists.
Lorenzo Casini, MiBACT legal advisor
Mauro Felicori, Director, Reggia di Caserta
Flaminia Gennari Santori, Director, Gallerie Nazionali d’Arte Antica of Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini
Pietro Barrera, General Secretary, Fondazione MAXXI
Antonio Lirosi, Studio Legale Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners