Florence exhibition: Historical Archive celebrates De Filippi’s expedition
100 years ago Filippo De Filippi, Italian medical doctor and traveller, organized an expedition in Central Asia. Historical Archive of Florence wants celebrate this anniversary with “Rediscovering the abode of snow”, exhibition dedicated to this journey and its strong scientific value. The land examinated and commemorated is Karakorum, highland covered with glaciers, between India and Pakistan. The exhibition will take place in Palazzo Bastogi of Florence until 15th march 2013.
The expedition by De Filippi took place between 1913 and 1914 at the outburst of First World War and provided many reports, scientific information and presentations, published on Italian and international magazines.
The exhibition wants to call attention, after 100 years, on main protagonists of the biggest Italian scientific expedition to Central Asia: the well-known Duke of the Abruzzi and less-known men as Filippo De Filippi e Giotto Dainelli.
Lots of reasons justify the start of the exhibition dedicated to this journey in Asia: the interest for an area contended between many States (mainly Pakistan, China and India); the improved interest towards the theme of explorations, the contribution of Italy and, above all, the necessity to protect the cultural and scientific heritage of this area. The exhibition is supervised by Laura Cassi e Francesco Zan with the partnership of Historical archive and Natural History Museum of Florence.
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