Archeology in the square in Reggio Calabria, from 23 January agora of the Bronze Museum

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By John

Archaeology, in Reggio Calabria, takes to the streets. In fact, the initiative of the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio starts on January 23rd with an experimental laboratory set up in Piazza Paolo Orsi which will allow the public to attend a series of scientific activities usually reserved for scholars.

The «Agorà: The archeology of Reggio in the square» project comes to life from the memorandum of understanding signed a few days ago between the Museum and the Superintendence of Archaeology, fine arts and landscape for the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria and the Province of Vibo Valentia for share activities, initiatives, research programs, conservation, protection, promotion and valorisation of the archaeological contexts coming from the Reggio area and kept in the deposits of both Institutes.

In the Agora, explains a note, it will be possible to observe live a team of researchers from the Southern High School of Naples, led by Carlo Rescigno, engaged in the digitization of the architectural terracottas coming from the urban excavations of Reggio Calabria, i.e. the sacred area Griso-Laboccetta, via XXIV Maggio and Piazza Italia. The first of a series of “open workshops”, scheduled until spring, which will see the spotlight on finds never exhibited before and study and research teams in action.

«A project born from an idea by Filippo Demma – comments director Fabrizio Sudano – which the Marrc staff managed to implement and create in a short time. A sign of welcome and openness to the territory and of great attention to scientific dissemination.”

The Academy of Fine Arts of Reggio Calabria is also a protagonist at the museum, with the inauguration of the exhibition «Intrecci. Precious textures between Reghion and Reggio” curated by the director of the Academy Piero Sacchetti, by Filippo Malice, professor of Sculpture and coordinator of the Sculpture School, and Claudia Ventura, head of the Museum’s technical office. In the showcases in the conference room, jewels and small decorations will be displayed, the result of the reinterpretation of the great tradition of artistic craftsmanship of Reggio.