The Tadini Academy’s participation in the Cariplo project draws on its deep cultural roots. Its gallery contains one of the oldest archaeological cabinets in Lombardy. Recent restoration work has enhanced Count Luigi Tadini’s historic collection, important evidence of the emergence of archaeology as a discipline in the early 19th century which is now reinstalled in the renovated antique display cases. Thanks to the collaborative assistance of the Lombardy Archaeology Superintendency, and in agreement with Lovere Council, the Academy will house the material from the excavations of the Lovere cemetery. In this way the finds may be given conservation treatment, exhibited and appreciated close to their place of origin. The Academy is situated in an area with a rich archaeological patrimony – around the lake and in the adjoining valleys – which has been investigated in recent years but still largely awaits development. This opportunity to enter into cooperation with other institutions is an important milestone for our organization – and above all for the construction of the Lake Iseo area’s cultural identity.

Roberto Forcella - President