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Press Kit

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, situated in an early nineteenth century Georgian building in the centre of Dublin, was established in 1954 with the aim of fostering and increasing the already existing links between Italy and Ireland. From the beginning, it has carried out the activities later ratified in the Cultural Agreement between the two countries, signed in 1984 and consisting in initiatives in the fields of education, culture and science within the context of an increasing collaboration at a European level.

These initiatives include the promotion of the teaching of Italian, with relevant opportunities for cultural exchange, and the awarding of Italian Government scholarships to Irish scholars, students, researchers and artists. Many personalities who are now very prominent in cultural life in Ireland and abroad have been Italian Government scholarship holders.

The implementation of the Cultural Agreement also envisages exchanges between experts in both countries with a view to acquiring up-to-date information on developments and projects in Museums, Archives and Libraries. The Agreement also aims to support joint projects in the scientific and translation areas as well as encouraging direct collaboration between the Radio and Television networks of both countries.

With regard to cultural activities such as seminars, conferences, book presentations, exhibitions, concerts, theatre and cinema as well as initiatives to support publications of mutual interest, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura strongly believes in co-operation with Irish institutions and other European cultural bodies in Ireland. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura proudly provides essential cultural services to the people of Dublin and Ireland through its various facilities and activities: library, language courses, and lectures. Students and friends are welcome to contact us for further information on our full range of services.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2.
Tel: 662 1507 / 662 0509 Fax: 676 6716
Monday - Friday: 10am-1pm; 3pm-5pm.