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The Italian Academy of Columbia University

A center for advanced research in history, science, culture, and society; founded in 1991 by Columbia University together with the Republic of Italy.

Upcoming & recent events

International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Symposium
  • Fri, Apr 9, 2021
    9:30 am
    to Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 1:45 pm
View video here below (Panel 2 starts at 1:59:49). The Benin Bronzes were looted in 1897 from the Royal Palace of Benin City during a punitive expedition amid the British colonial expansion into...
Emanuele Arciuli in his studio. The painting behind him is “Takes His Guns” by Kevin Red Star.
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021
    7:00 pm
    to Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 9:00 pm
View video here below. Part of Carnegie Hall’s “Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression” festival Connor Chee:...
  • Thu, May 6, 2021
    7:00 pm
    to Mon, May 31, 2021, 5:00 pm
View video here below. Giulio Rovighi, violin Aldo Campagnari, violin Danusha Waskiewicz, viola Francesco Dillon, cello A fresh approach to Beethoven and the Baroque: in this new concert, the...
A Carabiniere officer in her TPC uniform examines the damage on a Guercino painting stolen from Modena in 2014 and recovered in Morocco.
International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, News Flash
  • Fri, May 7, 2021
    7:00 am
    to Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 5:00 pm
General Roberto Riccardi, leader of Italy's Cultural Heritage Protection Command talks with Barbara Faedda, Executive Director of the Italian Academy, about illegal excavations of archaeological...
Kansas state Rep. Christina Haswood being sworn in to office at the State Capitol in Topeka in January 2021.
  • Fri, May 7, 2021
    8:00 am
    to Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 11:45 am
For March, Women's History Month, the Academy’s Executive Director, Barbara Faedda, has already...
Valeria Valente
  • Fri, May 7, 2021
    9:30 am
    to Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 9:30 am
“Femicide and gender violence are not emergencies; they are structural phenomena.” To mark International Women’s Day 2021, the Academy looks at the pressing issue of violence against women. Barbara...