The 8×8: storie per 8 secoli initiative continues with a series of events on Saturday, June 11, coordinated by Alessandra Pattanaro and Barbara Maria Savy that explores the history of the University of Padua during the fifteenth century.
Proposed by the professors and researchers of the Department of Cultural Heritage (DBC), the multidisciplinary schedule of events aims to illustrate the connection between academic and city life in celebration the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua.
The day begins in the Sala dei Giganti of Palazzo Liviano with a conference dedicated to 15th Century Art in Padua: the Antiquarian, Humanities, and the Avant-garde (Le arti a Padova nel Quattrocento: tra interessi antiquari, saperi umanistici e avanguardia prospettica).
Followed by four thematic tours:
- Donatello al Santo and Santa Giustina in the 15th century, by Elena Cera.
- The Church of San Francesco Grande and the hospital founded on charity and service, and The Professors’ Tombs, by Alessandra Pattanaro and Barbara Maria Savy, with collaborations from Elena Cera.
- Andrea Mantegna and the Church of Sant’Agostino degli Eremitani and Saint John of Verdara, its Library and the Canons Regular, by Chiara Bonaccorsi.
- The Piazza della Signoria and The Archbishop’s Palace (with reading from the Marin Sanudo itinerary) by Francesco Puccio and Elena Svalduz.
The day concludes in the Sala dei Giganti of the Palazzo Liviano with a reading from Giovanna Baldissin Molli’s novel Blu Paonazzo by Stefano Eros Macchi and Marta Bettuolo of the Teatro de Linutile.
Full program and registration available at www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/8×8