From Easter Island to Rapa Nui

300 years have passed since the European “discovery” by the Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen. Easter Island, where about 3,000 people currently live and which has only recently been officially called by its original name Rapa Nui, remains one of the most fascinating and mysterious places on our planet.
On Friday, February 18 at 6:00 pm, M9 – Museo del ‘900 will host in the Auditorium “Cesare De Michelis” a meeting dedicated to the history of this remote island in the South Pacific. Participants will include Professor Davide Domenici, who in the 1990s took part in the archaeological mission to Easter Island organized by the Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation, chairman Inti Ligabue, a member of the General Council of Fondazione Venezia, and Andrea Rinaldo, President of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. The event will be coordinated by journalist Adriano Favaro.
The dialogue with Davide Domenici will also be an opportunity to reflect on how archaeological research has contributed to the creation of the “myths” that have had an impact on the modern history of the Chilean island. In recent years, thanks to new perceptions of what Rapa Nui has been in the context of the Polynesian past, the island is experiencing a moment of strong political and cultural rebirth and reaffirmation of identity.
The lecture is organized on the occasion of the exhibition Power and Prestige. The Art of Clubs in Oceania, organized by the Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation and open to the public at Palazzo Franchetti, home of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, until March 13.
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Access is only permitted by reservation. It is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask and a reinforced green pass. 
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