PAPER: guest start at the ‘Palio di San Giovanni Battista’
The XXII edition of Palio di San Giovanni Battista (16-26 June 2016) has started in Fbriano. Leitmotiv this year is: ‘Paper: genius and creativity, the pride of the people from Fabriano over the centuries". Hence, paper is the real key player in this edition; for this reason, ‘Fondazione G. Fedrigoni, Istituto Europeo di Storia della Carta e delle Scienze Cartarie (ISTOCARTA)’ , which has its head-office in Fabriano, could not miss the appointment, and accepted the proposal to cooperate with the Chairman of the’ Ente Autonomo Palio di San Giovanni Battista’ ( Autonomous Board of Palio of Saint John the Baptist), Mr. Paolo Mearelli
‘Fondazione G. Fedrigoni – Istocarta’ contributed to the traditional publication which was issued for the occasion of the Palio, with three essays dedicated to paper:
- “Fabriano città della Carta dal XIII secolo” (Fabriano, city of paper since XIII century) by Giancarlo Castagnari (paper historian and Vice-Chairman of ISTOCARTA)
- “La Pia Università dei Carta, la Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, il culto della Santa: 690 anni di storia” by Carlo Bennati (Camerlengo Pia University of Papermakers, as well as Sitting Member on the Board of Directors of ISTOCARTA) (The Pia University, the Church of St Mary Magdalene, the cult of the Saint and 690 years of history)
- “ISTOCARTA Istituto Europeo della città della Carta” (European Institute of the paper-manufacturing city) by Livia Faggioni (Co-ordinator and Sitting member of the Board of Directors ISTOCARTA).
Furthermore, a joint collaboration was established with the Association Fabriano Dal Basso , promoter of the initiative “A spasso per le vie della carta”, a trek through the city to discover works of art, ancient traditions as well as all the special places of the city, which has been planned for tomorrow Saturday 18th June at 5.30pm. Amongst the many places to visit, the Corporate Archives of Cartiere Miliani (head-office of ISTOCARTA). ‘Fondazione G. Fedrigoni ISTOCARTA’, will open the Archives to visitors (for info and bookings firstname.lastname@example.org – text messages 348/2811314), the purpose being to acquaint people of a reality still unknown to the same people from Fabriano. An additional opportunity for the people from ‘ the city of paper’ to visit a place which is usually open only to researchers .
A further initiative which sees the active participation of our Institute, will take place on Monday 20th June, at 5.30 pm in the ’Oratorio della Carità’. The Vice-Chairman of ISTOCARTA, Mr. Giancarlo Castagnari, will open the historical Conference “La Carta: Ingegno e creatività. Orgoglio fabrianese nei secoli” (Paper: Genius and Creativity. The Pride of Fabriano over the centuries)
For more information: www.fabrianopalio.it.