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September 23, 2021

‘Architecture and Royalty’ exhibition on display in Naples

The exhibition ‘Architecture and Royalty’ will open on Friday, November 3 at 17:00 pm at the Gravina Palace of Naples, which is home to the city’s “Federico II” University.

According to a Monday release of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research (IRCCU) in Venice, the exhibition is organized by the Bucharest City Hall through Creart – the Center for Creation, Art and Tradition, the Romanian Cultural Institute through the Venice-based IRCCU and Accademia di Romania in Rome, in partnership with the “Federico II” University of Naples.

The exhibition, running under the auspices of the Royal Family of Romania, was conceived by Academician Dr. Razvan Theodorescu, Prof. Dr. Augustin Ioan and Prof. Dr. Marius Marcu-Lapadat and illustrates three relevant themes: “The Architecture of the Kings and Queens of Romania” – highlighting the direct role of the kings and queens of Romania in the accomplishment of some of the most important edifices of the country; “Romania’s representative architecture influenced by royality and monarchs” – dedicated to the influence of royalty in society, in shaping particular directions in the country’s architecture; “Exhibition of Royal Exhibitions” – a section illustrating architecture as projected on society and abroad, the architecture of the Kingdom of Romania as intended to be seen outside country borders.

The exhibition is complemented by the documentary “Royal Residences in Romania” (subject and script by Academician Razvan Theodorescu).

The ‘Architecture and Royality’ exhibition first opened to the public in 2016 at the Pelisor Castle in Sinaia in celebration of Royalty Day and of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of King Carol I in Romania and of the foundation of the Royal Dynasty, as well as of 135 years since the proclamation of the Kingdom of Romania. Princess Elena and her husband Alexander Nixon attended the varnishing ceremony.

The exhibition traveled to Berlin, at the Embassy of Romania, at the invitation of Romania’s Ambassador to Germany Emil Hurezeanu, to the ICR Vienna headquarters, to the 18th edition of the Etnovember Festival in Brasov, and to Venice to the “Gino Valle” Gallery of the Venice University Institute of Architecture.

The exhibition is open until November 21.

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