Exhibition in Kirwall - June 2014

Exhibition in Kirkwall

20-26 June 2014

Exhibition on "The Italian Chapel and the Prisoners of Camp 60" - Kirkwall Library & Archive

Within 2014 edition of the prestigious St Magnus International Festival of in the Orkney Islands, LiveOil has been invited to present in the halls of the Kirkwall Library & Archive the historical photographic exhibition on the Italian Chapel and the Prisoners of the Camp 60.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition held June 21, 2014 took part the Italian Ambassador in London Pasquale Terracciano and the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs of the Scottish Government, Fiona Hyslop. The exhibition was on display until June 26 arousing great interest among the visitors who were able to avail the facility bilingual (English / Italian) of the 11 panels on display. On this occasion, a panel has been exposed on the exhibition held in Rome on 29 November 2013 and celebratory of the medal that the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano awarded as his Prize of Representation.

The Opening

 

At the opening of the Exhibition, June 21, took part the Italian Ambassador in London Pasquale Terracciano, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs of the Scottish Government Fiona Hyslop and the Chairman of the Preservation Committee Edgar M Gibson.

The exhibition consists of 11 panels with texts in Italian and in English that describe the events of the prisoners of Camp 60 and the construction of the Italian Chapel. LiveOil acknowledegs the Committee for the Preservation of the Chapel, the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh and Talisman Sinopec for their support.

The exhibition was curated by Gabriella Tamburello.

From Left: G. Tamburello, P. Terracciano, F. Hyslop and E. Gibson

 

A prestigious presence.

 

At the exhibition also participated Coriolano "Gino" Caprara, a former prisoner of Campo 34 in Orkney during the Second World War. "Gino," ultra-nineties, maintains a youthful spirit and still remembers with great detail all the moments lived during the war and captivity.

In the picture on left Gino looks at the panels that recalls how the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano has earmarked a medal as a Prize of Representation at the exhibition held in Rome on November 29, 2013

In the six days during in which the exhibition was on display it was visited by many people including John Muir, Secretary of the Committee for the Preservation of the Chapel and Barbara Santoro, the grandson of Joseph Palumbi who designed the iron wrought gate inside the Chapel . Particular satisfaction for LiveOil is to have brought to the attention of even the Orcadian many details unknown to them about the historical events that occurred in their archipelago during the Second World War.

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