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Italian creativity and heritage in Toronto: the ROM mosaic of 1933


Huge success for the event organized on June 23 by the Consulate General of Italy, in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Italian Cultural Institute,  “Italian creativity and heritage in Toronto: the ROM mosaic of 1933”.

In the framework of the Italian Heritage Month, Professor Emerita Olga Pugliesi Zorzi made the Italian Canadian Community and Toronto Public rediscover the historical genesis of the almost forgotten “mosaic in the byzantine style” created by incredible artisans from Friuli Venezia Giulia (Mora, De Carlo, Colonello, Dell’Angela) enriching the Rotunda ceiling of the Museum. An artistic masterpiece that proves the richness and variety of the Italian diaspora contributions in shaping modern multicultural Ontario.

Thanks to the Ontario Minister Paul Calandra for his participation and opening remarks during this important celebration and rediscovery of the Italian cultural heritage.

After the lecture the large audience, including many descendants of the very same artisans, had the opportunity to admire the wonderful mosaic during the reception that closed the soirée.

A special thanks to the sponsors:

Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association (CIBPA) – Toronto Chapter; Italian Canadian Savings; Masters Insurance; MAPEI; Villa Charities; Famee Furlane.