DIALOGUE AMONG DIFFERENT POPULATIONS AND CULTURES TO NURTURE PEACE.

A journey through the treasures of the Ambrosiana Library

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, room 2 and 3

July 13 – October 4 2015

Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae, S.P. 10/28, c. 90 v. – latin manuscript, parchment (Ferrara, 1448)

The second exhibition of manuscripts of the Ambrosiana Library for Expo 2015 follows and completes the first “Bread and more” (14 April to 12 July 2015), developing the theme of dialogue among different populations and cultures to nurture peace. It is a tour among some of the most precious manuscripts kept in the Ambrosiana since the XVII century. Starting from different views of the world and of humanity – Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Persian and humanistic – and then illustrating the medieval and Renaissance theories of doctors, scientists, philosophers and theologians, the exhibition ends with the crucial period of the encounter with the “other” world, i.e. the Chinese and Japanese cultures. The exhibition also focuses on the dialogues that can arise from the mythical, symbolic, musical, literary, sacred and mystical traditions, in particular those related to the Abrahamic Jewish, Christian and Muslim monotheism. The result is an effective framework that involves the visitor on a journey through space and time along over two thousand years, and challenges him with radical questions about the future of the planet and of human history.

Dialogue among populations and cultures to nurture peace. 
A journey through the treasures of the Ambrosiana Library
July 13 – October 4 2015
everyday from 10,00 am to 6,00 pm (last admission 5,30 pm, please note: a complete tour of the gallery takes about 90 mins)
admission included in the museum’s ticket
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