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May 5, 1915. Myth and Propaganda in the monument to the thousand

07.05.2010 - 04.09.2010

Genoa, 7 May to 4 September – at the Museum of the Risorgimento, you can experience the ven-ture of the Thousand, thanks to art works of the time and documental evidence from historical archives.

The Expedition Of The Thousand (Source: Exhibition Press Office)

The Expedition Of The Thousand

After the restoration of the Monument to the Thousand of Quarto by Eugenio Baroni, within the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the venture of the Thousand, a hall in the Museum of the Risorgimento is hosting an exhibition by the title: “5 maggio 1915. Il monumento ai Mille tra mito e propaganda” (May 5, 1915. Myth And Propaganda In The Monument To The Thousand) explaining the history of said monument and its unveiling. The displays include the plaster mould of the monument to the Thousand by Eugenio Baroni, made between 1909 and 1910, a sketch of the poster for the unveiling ceremony and the painting on wood, made by Plinio Nomellini, the original hand-written document by Gabriele D’Annunzio, with ”Orazione per la Sagra dei Mille” (Prayer For The Festival Of The Thousand)

Useful information

Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 9.00/19.00; Saturday 10.00/19.00;
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Phone: 010 2465843

How to get there

By car:
Coming from the North: A7 - A26 motorways
Coming from the East: A12 motorway
Coming from the West: A10 motorway

By train:
Genoa Piazza Principe station

By plane:
Cristoforo Colombo airport