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Italian Art & Medicine



Italian Art & Medicine

Wednesday 24th June 3pm NUI GalwayRepublic of Ireland.The event is a small open symposium with three talks on interlinking aspects between Art and Medicine in Italy the 18th-20th Century. The event is not necessarily for specialists, and will be of interest to a wide audience. The talks will be followed by a short discussion and Q&A session. A reception, showcasing Italian gastronomy products sponsored by local businesses will conclude the day.  This event is associated with an exhibition of high definition images of Susini’s Anatomical Waxes. These are the only existing anatomical models among the ones produced at La Specola Museum of Florence, which are signed and dated by the great wax modeler Clemente Susini. These masterpieces are the result of Susini's intensive three year long cooperation (1803-1805) with the Sardinian Anatomist Francesco Antonio Boi. These original masterpieces are permanently exhibited at the Citadel of Museums of Cagliari, the Capital City of Sardinia.  This event represents the first time all the images of the Cagliari Collection are exhibited outside Italy courtesy of the University of Cagliari.   Programme:Welcome by Dr James Browne, President, NUI Galway Prof. Paolo Bartoloni, NUI Galway"I Love my Illness": The Strange Relation Between Literature and Medicine Prof. Catherine O’Brien, NUI GalwayAspects of illness in the life and work of Amedeo Modigliani. Prof. Alessandro Riva, University of Cagliari and Museum of Susini’s Anatomical Waxes, Cagliari, ItalyAnatomical wax modeling in Italy in the 18th-19th centuries: its artistic and scientific value as seen in the Collection of Cagliari The admission is free, but registration is necessary for catering purposes. Please register at


Data: Mer 24 Giu 2015

Ingresso : Libero