The 2019 Europa Nostra award

22/11/2019
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The 2019 Europa Nostra award

Free evening admission and scenographic lighting of Guarini's Duomo on Friday 22 November to celebrate the award.

Just over a year after the reopening of the Chapel of the Shroud, on Friday 22 November the Royal Museums celebrate the European Heritage Award /2019 Europe Nostra Award, received in Paris on 29 October for the restoration of the Chapel designed by Guarino Guarini in the Conservation category. The award is announced by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, an important network for heritage that celebrates and promotes cultural excellence every year. The scenographic lighting of the Duomo will mark the beginning of public celebrations. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Palazzo Reale, Armeria and Guarino Guarini's masterpiece can be visited free of charge.

The intervention to support conclusion of the Chapel’s restoration was part of the strategic goals pursued over the last few years by Compagnia di San Paolo to emphasise Turin as a centre of artistic Baroque culture starting from the complex of the Royal Museums, one of the most important cultural hubs in Europe today. Indeed, the Chapel, set between the Royal Palace and the apse and San Giovanni, stands as a place that connects - both physically and symbolically -  the command zone made up of the Palaces of power of the House of Savoy and the Duomo, the heart of the city’s religious history.

This extraordinary and free evening opening is preceded by the award ceremony, attended on behalf of Compagnia di San Paolo by its Secretary General Alberto Anfossi.

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