After 20 years from the major exhibitions in Bologna and Venice, the Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna presents an ambitious exhibition project dedicated to the Etruscan civilization, in which some of the main excavation and study innovations detected in recent years will be presented.
The exhibition brings together around 1400 objects from 60 museums and Italian and international bodies, including the British Museum, the Louvre, the Museé Royal d’Art and d’Histoire in Brussels, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, the Vatican Museums and the most important Italian Superintendencies and museum institutions.
Etruscans. Journey to the Rasna lands is an exhibition promoted and designed by the Bologna Museums Institution Civic Archaeological Museum, in collaboration with the Chair of Etruscology and Italic Archeology of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, created by Electa and placed under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.
The exhibition, open from 7 December 2019 to 24 May 2020, leads visitors on an itinerary through the lands of the Etruscans and shows how there is not a single Etruria, but multiple territories that have given results of settlement, urbanization, management and economic model different in space and time, but all under the aegis of a single culture, the Etruscan one.
There is no better metaphor than that of travel, to range in a vast territory between the misty plains of the Po to the rugged Vesuvius, through Apennine and marine landscapes, along roads and river courses.
The exhibition is accompanied by the Electa catalog with introductory essays by Giuseppe Sassatelli, Vincenzo Bellelli, Roberto Macellari, Marco Rendeli, Alain Schnapp and Giuseppe Maria Della Fina; essays dedicated to individual sections of exhibitions; an in-depth analysis of Italian Etruscan museums and an important set of cards dedicated to the works on display.
(Photo Electa / Roberto Serra)