Open Air Museums day in Milan

Photo exhibitions, multimedia presentations, poems recitals, concerts and many other interesting activities will take place in Milan on June 3rd to celebrate the Week of discovering European cemeteries.

The first volume of the series “Bologna sculptors from 19th and 20th centuries”

The presentation of the monograph by Federica Fabbro devoted to the sculptor Silverio Montaguti (1870-1947) will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd, 6 p.m., at the Library of San Giorgio in Poggiale - Fondazione CaRisBo, via Nazario Sauro 20/2, Bologna.

WDEC: Pobrežje cemetery events

See the cemetery through the eyes of children of Maribor primary schools.

WDEC: events in Genova, Staglieno Cemetery

The programme of the WDEC 2012 Genova holds many exciting events and activties to help you explore the Staglieno Cemetery, find sessions that match your interests, and plan your time during the Week of discovering European Cemeteries.

Anniversary in Varaždin

Parkovi d.d., the company which manages one of the most beautiful horticultural cemeteries in Europe - Varaždin cemetery, was established 60 years ago. On May 19th 2012 a ceremony was held in a concert hall in Varaždin.

WDEC: 100 guided tours in the Flemish and Brussels’ region

Two non-profit organizations – Epitaaf vzw and Grafzerkje vzw – joined efforts in order to attract Flemish cities and local authorities for the WDEC.

WDEC: the programme in Bologna, Certosa Cemetery

The programme is promoted by Museum of the Risorgimento in collaboration with the Associazione Amici della Certosa, Associazione Didasco and Padri Passionisti, with the contribution of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna and Hera - Servizi Funerari.

Monday 28th May, 4.30 pm.


La Certosa in Bologna – A grand journey over two centuries of art and history
With Roberto Martorelli

A ‘not to be missed’ appointment for those who are not familiar with the largest monumental complex of Bologna or for those who would like to spend once again some pleasurable moments with art, history and literature “under the shade of the cypresses and inside the cinerary urns”.1

Free admission, no booking required. Meeting point main entrance (Church courtyard), 15 minutes before the start.

Tuesday 29th May, 4.30 pm.


Silverio Montaguti. XX century sculpture at the Certosa
With Roberto Martorelli

After the publication of the monograph on the Bologna sculptor, it is now possible to enjoy an overview of his entire activity in the monumental cemetery – featuring small works and colossal monuments – comparing him to the several artists who were active during the same period.
Free admission, no booking required. Meeting point main entrance (Church courtyard), 15 minutes before the start.

Wednesday 30th May, 9.00 pm.


The San Girolamo Church – a treasure chest of Bologna painting
With Ilaria Francia

The real heart of the Carthusian monastery, the church is what remains of the magnificence of the complex, established in 1334 and closed in 1796. One of the most beautiful churches in Bologna, it hosts works by Cesi, and other masterpieces by the Siranis, Gessi, Canuti, Pasinelli and Bibiena.
Free admission, no booking required. Meeting point main entrance (Church courtyard), 15 minutes before the start.

Friday 1st June, 9.00 pm.


Stralunate – A show featuring aerial dance and narration
By and with Briana Zaki and Valentina Franchino

On the moon or with one’s own feet firmly on the ground, two characters tell stories and talk about themselves between dreams and reality, the sky and the earth.
A 5 euro contribution is required and it will be entirely donated to recover the Cemetery further. Booking required, please call 345.2699200 (afternoon-evening) - Associazione Amici della Certosa
Meeting point main entrance (Church courtyard), 15 minutes before the start.

Saturday 2nd June, 11.00 am.


Discovering the plastic values of the Certosa. Tactile visit
With Paola Sema

The presence of thousands of artefacts, having plastic features, and sculptures offers a wide range of categories of works and the chance, by the use of touch, to make people understand any given artistic development and to analyze different sculpting techniques (bas-reliefs, high reliefs, full-relief statues). The visit is targeted in particular to the visually impaired and the blind, although being open to anyone.
Free admission, booking required, please call 051.347592 (Tue-Sun 9-12.30 am). Meeting point main entrance (Church courtyard), 15 minutes before the start.

Saturday 2nd June, 9.00 pm.


En pointe of memories
A project by Simone Fagioli with Cecilia Mazzanti ballet dancers, photographs by Andrea Fiesoli.

An all-women appointment that by starting with a guided visit to the monuments dedicated to Bologna Women, will end at the photographic set of Cecilia Mazzanti. Andrea Fiesoli’s photographs are part of the project for the 2013 Calendar on the Certosa, to raise funds for its restoration.
A 5 euro contribution is required and it will be entirely donated to recover the Cemetery further. Booking required, please call 345.2699200 (afternoon-evening) - Associazione Amici della Certosa. Meeting point main entrance (Church courtyard), 15 minutes before the start.

Sunday 3rd June, 10.00 am.


Opening of the exhibition “Dalla Certosa al Museo - Restauri e acquisizioni”

The exhibition will provide an account of the multi-faceted restoration project of the Certosa monuments. Worth mentioning, among the works on display, six busts portraying distinguished Bologna citizens, and also other sculptures, sketches, documents and photographs donated or acquired by the Museum over the past few years.
3rd June – 15th July 2012, Museo del Risorgimento di Bologna, piazza Carducci 5
Free admission, no booking required

Guided tours of the exhibition and the Museum, Sundays 10th, 24th June, 15th July, 10.00 am. No booking required, admission € 8.00


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Dei Sepolcri, by Ugo Foscolo (own translation).

WDEC: events at Glasnevin, Ireland

"How many! All these here once walked around Dublin Faithful Departed. As you are now so once were we."