Happy Birthday, Mr. Architect!

A long week-end to celebrate Carlo Maciachini, the architect of Monumentale Cemetery of Milan.


2018 marks the two-hundredth anniversary of Maciachini’s birth. The Friends of the Monumentale together with the Municipality of Induno Olona have promoted an ad- hoc Committee to organize events, meetings and activities to take place in different locations during 2018.

Celebrations start Friday, 6 th April at Induno Olona, where Maciachini was born on April 2 nd , 1818. Postal cancellation of commemorative postcards and stamps issued by Poste Italiane will be performed on Saturday, 7 th April; a guided visit at the Induno Cemetery that holds some monuments designed by the architect will follow.

Sunday, 8 th April, the Municipality of Milan will host a ceremony in front of Maciachini’s tomb with music by Haendel and Mozart played by a string duo and promoted by the Committee and Friends of the Monumentale. A guided walk to Maciachini’s vast production of monuments in the cemetery will complete the program of the day.

A richly-illustrated art book with the most significant works realized by the architect,
including essays by scholars and experts will be published by the end of 2018. Last
but not least, Maciachini’s tomb will be restored with funds collected by the Friends
of the Monumentale.

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