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VENERANDA FABBRICA DEL DUOMO DI MILANO

VENERANDA FABBRICA DEL DUOMO DI MILANO

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EBERHARD & CO. SUPPORTS VENERANDA FABBRICA DEL DUOMO DI MILNAO, AN ECCLESIASTICAL ORGANISATION THAT HAS BEEN PROTECTING THE CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, HISTORIC AND CIVIC VALUE OF MILAN CATHEDRAL SINCE 1387.

A PRICELESS HERITAGE IS HELD IN THE ORGANISATION’S ARCHIVE, WHICH COMPRISES DOCUMENTS PRODUCED AND COLLECTED AS IT CONDUCTED ITS WORK OVER MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED YEARS. A PANORAMA OF THE HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL EMERGES FROM THIS COLLECTION, AS DOES THAT OF THE ENTIRE CITY OF MILAN, THROUGH ACCOUNTING RECORDS, MEETING MINUTES, PAYMENT ORDERS, COLLECTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS, AND THE CHOIR ARCHIVE.

VENERANDA FABBRICA DEL DUOMO HAS DECIDED TO UNDERTAKE THE DEMANDING TASK OF DIGITISING THE DOCUMENTS IN ITS ARCHIVE. USING PIONEERING TECHNOLOGIES, THE PROJECT IS SET TO LAST A NUMBER OF YEARS. THE FIRST PART WAS COMPLETED WITH THE DIGITISATION OF ALL THE MATERIALS USED FOR THE EXHIBITION, “IL DUOMO AL TEMPO DI LEONARDO (THE CATHEDRAL IN DA VINCI’S TIME)” (GIAN GALEAZZO ROOM– MUSEUM OF MILAN CATHEDRAL, FROM 22ND NOVEMBER 2019 TO 23RD FEBRUARY 2020), CREATED WITH SUPPORT FROM EBERHARD & cO.

THE EXHIBITION IS ONE OF MANY INITIATIVES MARKING 500 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF LEONARDO DA VINCI. HOMAGE IS PAID TO THE FLORENTINE GENIUS BY TELLING THE STORY OF HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CATHEDRAL AT THE END OF THE 15TH CENTURY THROUGH REGISTERS, DRAWINGS IN CODEX ATLANTICUS AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS CONCERNING THE ARCHITECTURAL DEBATE BETWEEN FAMED ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS ON THE LANTERN.