Italy hosted the first Culture Summit of the Group of Seven

Can culture be an antidote to the dangers of our times? The values of the safeguarding and dialogue have been protagonists of the first G7 Summit dedicated to cultural heritage, that ended with the signing of the Florence Declaration

At the end of the first G7 Culture, the the cultural ministers of Japan, United States, Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada and Italy have signed the Florence Declaration for implementing the EU’s commitment to protecting cultural heritage from terrorism e natural disasters , promoting culture as a tool of dialogue and giving support to Italian blue helmets and national task force.

Florence hosts the G7 Culture on March 30th and 31st, 2017. It marks the first time that a G7 cultural summit has ever been organized: Italy promoted this event with the aim to give centrality to this theme in the worldwide debate. The concert of the Maggio fiorentino Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti at Opera di Firenze has been one of the event highlights. In the opening speech he stated: “Whenever a dictator comes to power, he silences cultural figures. Tonight, instead, we speak and make music in the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance: a great message of hope launched by us musicians, towards t future.”

The organization of the meeting in Florence, the opening ceremony of a series of meetings related to the G7, was conceived and developed by Pomilio Blumm that is already involved in heritage communication projects.



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