“Italy: the Beauty of Knowledge” is an installation promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and led by the National Research Council along with four main Italian science museums, based in Naples, Trento, Florence and Milan.
Organized by Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou and Guangdong Science Center, “Italy: the Beauty of Knowledge” Guangzhou stage will be the only stop in China. This exhibition shows the relationship between scientific research, innovation and quality of life, and it allows Chinese audience to discover the Italian contribution to new possibilities of social wellbeing. It provides a full immersion in the innovative side of Italy, where we imagine solutions for a better future.
The exhibition will explore “The Beauty of Knowledge” through the following main themes: Health, Environment, Space, Food and Nutrition, Cultural Heritage. Throughout the different exhibition sections, the “Renaissance Spirit” is highlighted as a vital and significant component of the past, but also as a driving engine for current research and innovation, and a cultural model to be disseminated all over the world.
An immense cultural heritage, quality of life among the best in the world, an extraordinary land with ultramodern elements projected toward the future. Italy is looking to the future standing on the shoulders of giants: yesterday’s Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Enrico Fermi, Rita Levi-Montalcini, tomorrow’s many young researchers, men and women full of talent and enthusiasm.
Italy boasts outstanding scientific and technological records, which is not always well known. It ranks eighth in the world for number of scientific publications; 50% of the pressurized volume of the International Space Station is built in her factories; her scientists are involved in all major international experiments. Working on the polar ice and on oceanographic vessels, in hi-tech companies, innovative start-ups, research centers and the most advanced laboratories, Italian researchers are known worldwide for their skills and creativity.
The “Italy: the beauty of Knowledge” exhibition presents Italian scientific research and its actors through evocative testimonials of the contribution made by the country of Italy to the thrilling adventure of knowledge and technological development. From the Renaissance to the conquest of space, a long road made of research, beauty, discoveries and innovations unfolds from one of the world’s most fascinating countries and leads to the future.
The installation, made as an interactive space, has already been successfully exposed in India, Singapore, Egypt and Vietnam. The arrival in Guangzhou crowns the city as South China’s cultural, economic and scientific pole.
“Italy: the Beauty of Knowledge” Exhibition
23rd July to 31st August, 2019
Guangdong Science Center
168 Kepu Road, University Town, Panyu District, Guagnzhou