From 12th April to 9th June in Turin documents and photographs bear witness to the importance of women in the history of Compagnia di San Paolo.
As part of Archivissima, the Archive Festival in Turin, on the subject #superalebarriere, (#overcomingbarriers) on Friday 12th April Fondazione 1563 inaugurates an exhibition dedicated to the evolution of female role: La Compagnia delle donne. Dalle vergini pericolanti alle signorine della banca collecting documents and photographs from Compagnia di San Paolo’s historical archives at its premises in piazza Bernini 5 in Turin.
The exhibition is on until Sunday 9th June, International Archive Day, and depicts the works and involvement of women in Compagnia activities since it was founded in 1563 to post WWII: tracing the steps to overcoming prejudices, and economic, social and academic hurdles.
At the inauguration on Friday 12th April at 6pm the following will take part:
Piero Gastaldo (Chair of Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo), Prof. Blythe Alice Raviola (Università Statale di Milano), Anna Cantaluppi (Director of Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo), Chiara Ottaviano (AIPH-Associazione Italiana Public History, Clio Media Officina).
Theatre readings with Zahira Berrezouga
La Compagnia delle Donne. Dalle vergini pericolanti alle signorine della banca
Fondazione 1563 per l'Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San PaoloTorino, piazza Bernini 5
Inauguration Friday 12th April 2019 at 6pm with a conference on history and theatre readings; free entrance while places last up to 9.30pm with guided tours.