“Talks that dive into our fascinating and multifaceted past, with the scientific excellence of our experts connecting with the community; this is the recurring leitmotif of our “Wednesdays at the MArTA” on our agenda until December 18,” said Director of the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto, Eva Degl’Innocenti, describing the Museum’s initiatives. “A busy programme of interesting and captivating lectures, which will also bring out the depth of meaning and the breadth of topics that are the focus of our meetings to confirm that our cultural heritage is a great and strong factor for social cohesion, development and a sense of common identity. This is how we intend to celebrate and value the masterpieces preserved and displayed in the three sections of the MArTA.”
Wednesdays at the MArTA – from 18.00 to 19.00 – Meeting Room. Free entrance until full capacity.
- Wednesday, 2 October: lecture by Professor Alessandro Cavagna (University of Milan): The strange case of the “Taranto 1911” coin hoard.
- Wednesday, 9 October: lecture by Professor Francesco D’Andria (Professor Emeritus at the University of Salento, member of the Accademia dei Lincei): “Lost … and returned. Stories of the archaeological treasures of Taranto and Apulia around the world. On the side-lines of the Mitomania Exhibition and Conference “. The lecture is part of the agreement with the Italian Association of Classical Culture, with the Cultural Association “A. Moro” set up by former students and former and current teachers of the ” Archita “State High School of Taranto.
- Wednesday, 16 October: lecture by Giuseppe Sarcinelli (University of Salento): “Fun with pennies. A day at the spa with a trove of coins”.
- Wednesday, 23 October: lecture by Professor Daniela Zampetti (University of Rome) and Leopoldo Repola (Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples): “Palaeolithic portable art: an integrated methodology for digital analyses”.
- Wednesday, 30 October: lecture by Francesco Muscolino (Staff Archaeologist- Pompeii Archaeological Park): “Tragic sea voyages: ships and shipwrecks in Hellenistic art”.
- Wednesday, 6 November: lecture by Professor Pierfranco Bruni (Vice-President of the Italian National Writers Union – Rome): “Cesare Pavese and Magna Graecia”.
- Wednesday, 13 November: lecture by Professor Carmela Roscino (University “Aldo Moro”– Bari): “A Vase Painter’s Workshop: the Illiupersis Painter and his Workshop”.
- Wednesday, 20 November: lecture by Francesca Mermati (Staff Archaeologist- Phlegraean Fields Archaeological Complex): “Corinthian pottery between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas”.
- Wednesday, 27 November: lecture by Maria Lucia Giacco (Staff Archaelogist – National Archaeological Museum of Naples): “Magna Graecia in the collections at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples”.
- Wednesday, 4 December: lecture by Enrico Giovanelli (University of Milan): “Etruria and Magna Graecia: the iconography of mother and child enthroned in small plastic votives”.
- Wednesday, 11 December: lecture by Paola Contursi (School of Cultural Heritage): “Memories in the sand. Funerary practices and social marginality in the Ponte di Ferro necropolis in Paestum ”.
- Wednesday, December 18: lecture by Daniela Ventrelli and Professor Franca Ferrandini Troisi: “Women in Magna Graecian crafts “: cases registered in the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto”.