TORRIANI LIBRARY. A VALUABLE BOOK COLLECTION FINALLY CATALOGUED
For more than 30 years the "knot" had still not been untied: the book collection, which constitutes the Torriani Library located in the noble Palazzo Torriani in the heart of old Mendrisio, remained a mysterious object. Now, after a year and a half of work, the nearly 5,000 ancient volumes have been inventoried and a complete catalog of the collection has thus been completed. The cataloging work was conducted by Damiano Paolocci with the assistance and support of the Gerber family, owner of the Palazzo and the adjoining library, the City of Mendrisio, whose Museums and Culture Department was coordinator of the work, and the Department of Education Culture and Sport of the Canton of Ticino.
Refreshments to follow
Sunday, September 4, 2 p.m.
The MAM Network celebrates its second birthday with a special day!
For this occasion, the five museums in the network - the m.a.x. museum, the Mendrisio Museum of Art, the Vincenzo Vela Museum, the Giovanni Züst Cantonal Art Gallery and the Architecture theaterMendrisio - are pleased to offer the public free admission and to propose a series of guided tours, all accompanied by some convivial moments: a breakfast at the beginning of the program, an aperitif at the end of the day, and other light refreshments.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mendrisio Museum of Art. Finissage of the Gianfredo Camesi / Davide Cascio exhibitions.
Linda Broggini, art historian, will guide visitors to discover the exhibitions of the two Ticino artists in the spaces of the Museo d'arte Mendrisio. Dallo spazio al Tempo (From Space to Time), Gianfredo Camesi's project, summarizes the creative history of more than forty years of the artist from Valmaggio, while Davide Cascio's Chaosmos includes three spectacular site-specific interventions, as well as some of his recent works (collages). Two exhibitions that contrast each other: a dialogue between artists of different generations.
SHUTTLE BUS A free shuttle bus will run throughout the day, connecting the five museums and passing through Mendrisio station.
Access to the service will be available subject to availability.
A walk to discover the Roman remains of Mendrisio will provide an in-depth look at the role played by our region in Late Antiquity and an opportunity to admire an extraordinary polychrome mosaic belonging to the Roman villa of S. Maria in Borgo.
The visit will be conducted by Ilaria Verga (archaeologist, researcher and author of a doctoral volume devoted to the Roman villas of Mendrisiotto).
Registration required for visit by Sept. 8 to: email@example.com
Maximum 20 people.
Organization: Museum and Culture Department
Meeting point: Bridge Square