»Benefit or Burden: Collectors, Curators and Collections Management in the 21st Century«
- Wolfsonian - Florida International University, Miami Beach, USA
- The Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Collection - Fondazione Cristoforo Colombo, Genova, Italy
Friday, 19 September 2003
|19.00||Welcome cocktail in the Salone del Maggior Consiglio,
Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9
hosted by Dr. Anna Castellano, Council Department of Communications and City Promotion; Comune di Genova
Saturday, 20 September 2003
|08.30 - 09.30||Registration at the Salone del Minor Consiglio, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9|
|09.30||Official Opening of the ICDAD conference 2003
Welcome by representatives from Regione Liguria and Comune di Genova
Welcome by Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, President, ICDAD Board
|10.15||Introduction to the Session
by Marianne Lamonaca, Wolfsonian - FIU
|10.30 - 10.45||Coffee Break|
History of Collectors and Collecting in Genova
|10.45||Collections and Collecting in Genoa
Piero Boccardo, Galleria di Palazzo Rosso
|11.10||Collecting ancient art in Genoa in the 20th Century
|11.30||Examples of 20th Century Architecture in Genoa
Francesco Saverio Fera, University of Bologna
|11.50||Mitchell Wolfson Jr. and his collection in Genoa
Matteo Fochessati, The Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Collection - Fondazione Regionale C. Colombo
|12.15||Collecting decorative arts and design. The local production
Silvia Barisione, The Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Collection - Fondazione Regionale C. Colombo
|12.45 - 14.00||Lunch|
|14.00 - 18.00||Afternoon Activities
Tour of Medieval and Cinquecento Genova with guides
provided by Dr. Anna Castellano
|Museo del Tesoro di San Lorenzo, Catedrale, Piazza San Lorenzo.
Contact: Clario Di Fabio, Curator
|Museo Diocesano, Via T. Reggio 20r.
Contact: Paola Martini, Curator
Possible visits on one's own:
Sunday, 21 September 2003
Genova - Nervi - La Spezia - Portovenere - Genova
|09.30||Departure by bus from Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti|
|10.00||Arrival in Nervi|
|Museo Giannettino Luxoro, Via Mafalda di Savoia 3.
Contains a varied collection of paintings, furniture, clocks, ceramics, silver and nativity figures from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Contact: Loredana Pessa Montagni, Curator
|Raccolte Frugone, Villa Grimaldi Fassio, Via Capolungo 9.
Contains two important collections of 19th and 20th century art. The artists represented are Italian and foreign, including Bistolfi, Boldini, Cremona, De Nittis, Fattori, Fontanesi, Mancini, Messina, Michetti, Miller, Rubino, Segantini, Signorini, Sorolla y Bastida, Trentacoste and Troubetzkoy.
Contact: Maria Flora Giubilei, Director
|Museo Amedeo Lia, Via Prione.
The collection includes a wide range of objects (ceramics, glass, bronzes, ivories, painting, sculptures) from antiquity to the 19th Century.
Contact: Marzia Ratti, Curator
|Possible visits if there's enough time left:
Palazzina delle Arti and Museo del Sigillo (Civic Seals Museum)
|20.30||Transfer back to Genova|
Monday, 22 September 2003
|ICDAD Session I:
Benefit or Burden: Collectors, Curators
and Collection Management
|09.00||Fabienne Sturm, Musée de l'Horologérie, Genève|
|09.30||Eva Helena Cassel Pihl, Hallwylska Museet, Stockholm|
|10.30 - 10.45||Coffee Break|
|10.45||Annie Carlano, Museum of International Folkart, Santa Fe|
|11.00||Anna Ridovics, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest|
|11.15||Mart van der Sterre, Foundation of Ecclestical Art, Utrecht|
|11.30||Nela Tarbuk, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb|
|11.45||Maria Perers, Skokloster Castle, Skokloster|
|12.30 - 14.00||Lunch|
|14.00||Guided tour of Palazzo Ducale|
|ICDAD Session II:
ICDAD Business Meeting and Marketplace
|15.00 - 16.00||ICDAD Business Meeting|
|16.00 - 16.15||Break|
|16.15 - 17.00||Marketplace|
|17.00||Guided tour of the exhibition
"Arte a palazzo. La Collezione Wolfson 1880- 1945"
Palazzo della Regione and Liguria Spazio Aperto, Palazzo Ducale
Possible visits on one's own:
Tuesday, 23 September 2003
|Genoa's noble houses|
|09.30||Departure from Palazzo Ducale|
|10.00||Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria,
piazza Pelliceria 1.
Was home to the Grimaldi, Pallavicino and Doria families and finally the Spinola, who donated it to the state in 1958.
It contains furniture, textiles, porcelains, silver and important works by Genovese (Valerio Castello, Bernardo Strozzi, Luca Cambiaso, Filippo Parodi) and European Artists (Joss van Cleve, Rubens, Van Dyck, Antonello da Messina).
Contact: Farida Simonetti, Director. Marzia Cataldi Gallo, Soprintendenza al Patrimonio Storico, Artistico e Demoetnoantropologico della Liguria
|15.00||Museo di Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Reale,
via Balbi 10.
Contains frescos, furnishings, paintings and sculptures.
Contact: Luca Leoncini, Director
Wednesday, 24 September 2003
|09.30||Departure by bus|
|10.00||Palazzo del Principe, via Adua 6.
It is the Genovese residence of the Doria Pamphilj princes and is the most significant 16th century monument and artistic complex in Liguria. It was constructed for Andrea Doria in the 1520s and is the only "royal" palace to have been built during the whole secular history of the Genovese Republic.
The palace has conserved the cycle of mythological frescos and stucco decorations created for andrea Doria by Perin del Vaga, a pupil of Raffael.
The rooms are decorated with furnishings of the 16th and 17th centuries and include important paintings by Sebastiano del Piombo, Bronzino, Domenico Piola and many others.
La Galleria Aurea contains a cycle of tapestries from the 16th century.
The Italian-style garden is restored to the plans of the late 16th century.
Contact: Laura Stagno, Curator
|11.30||Archivio Storico della Pubblicità, piazza del Principe 4.
Contains a large collection of advertising materials including posters, original designs and other material from the mid-19th century until today.
Contact: Francesco Calaminici and Zunino
|12.00||Visit to the Maritime Station of Ponte dei Mille|
|13.00||Cocktail and Lunch|
Architecture and Design of the 19th and 20th Centuries
|The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection - Fondazione Colombo, Via Asilo Garbarino 28r.
Founded by Mitchell Wolfson Jr., the collection of fine decorative, architectural and propaganda arts from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries in Italy.
Piazza Dante - skyscrapers by U. Russo and M. Piacentini, Piazza della Vittoria - war memorial, Piazza Rossetti
|Palazzo Rosso, Via Garibaldi 18.
One of the city's oldest and most sumptuous homes of the nobility.
contains remarkable reception rooms, sumptuously furnished and decorated with frescos by Liguria's most important artists (Domenico, Paolo Gerolamo Piola, Gregori De Ferrari, G.B. Carlone).
Contains a wide ranging exhibition of paintings collected over more than two centuries by the Brignole Sale family (Dürer, Guercino, Veronese, Reni, Preti, Strozzi, Castiglione, Van Dyck, Rigaud).
Contact: Piero Boccardo, Curator
|18.30||Cocktail at Castello Mackenzie, Via C. Cabella 15,
hosted by Marcello Cambi
|20.00||Farewell dinner at the Histoire Café Garibaldi, Via ai Quattro Canti di san Francesco 40|