Informations and abstract
Keywords: Interdisciplinarity; Ancient History; Iconoclasm; Museum Display; Cultural Heritage.
We are pleased to introduce "Intersections", a new survey meant to open our journal to colleagues from disciplines others than those which have been nourishing "Memoria e Ricerca" for its 25 year-long life. In view of a wider interdisciplinary dialogue and of the public engagement activity promoted by the Friends of "Memoria e Ricerca" Association, the workshop held in Ravenna on May 11, 2018 inspired by the 1/2018 issue on Iconoclasm in the Long 19th-Century offered a testing bench for a discussion with experts of Egyptian and Ancient Near East History: Christian Greco, Director of the Museo Egizio in Turin, Clelia Mora, full professor of Anatolian History in the University of Pavia, and Carlo Lippolis, associate professor of Archaeology and History of Art of the Near East in the University of Turin. In the framework of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, we publish the texts of their papers which approach the theme of destructions in ancient time, and in our time against heritage of past civilizations and societies, as well as the challenging issues of museum conservation, display and memory building.