Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

The Preservation of Memory in the Art of Ceramics

Interreg Adriatic Cross border - Adriatic new neighbourhood programme

The Preservation of Memory in the Art of Ceramics
22 December 2007 - 20 January 2008

The exhibition "The preservation of the memory in the art of ceramics" represents the final moment as proof of the activities carried out within the framework of the INTERREG Project "Sistema Ceramico Adriatico - Adriatic Ceramic System" (A.C.S.), dedicated to ceramics from the Adriatic area and their cataloguing, preservation, hanling and development, is to diffuse the work carried out by partners.
Of an itinerant nature and therefore present in the museums of Faenza, Belgrade, Zagreb and Grottaglie, it provides the results of the project in its entirety by illustrating the theme specifications faced by all of the partners through agreement tables.
For further illustration of the results achieved, a selection of the ceramic materials is necessary, dated between the 14th and 20th century, proof of the specific characteristics of the single geographic-cultural areas and the museum collections of the cities involved in the project. The information and iconographical equipments that complete the exhibition summaries the methods of research developed and the objectives achieved in the development process adopted by the partners, focused essentially on cataloguing and the preservation of ceramics and its products as vital factors of knowledge. The exhibition also has a catalogue that includes all results, printed in four languages. The diffusion of details to a website is currently being implemented.
The project has used instruments focused on research and operativeness in the network according to an integrated process of different cultural resources, in order to animate on the one hand greater enhancement of ceramics and its expressions and, on the other hand, the development of museum organizations as a specific structure supplying services related to cultural, social, tourist and craft activities.
The files of a propositional and normative nature complete the results achieved by the project: it is a manual based on the knowledge and handling of ceramics in museums, dealt with by the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, a file related to the re-composition and restoration work on ceramic objects performed by the University Ca Foscari of Venice and a recent product based on company management systems of ceramic museums, by the Faculty of Economy at the University of Ferrara.