NTU and Fellini Foundation for Film (Switzerland) announce co-operation agreement

guido1The NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) and the Swiss-based Fellini Foundation for Film have signed a co-operation agreement to implement a series of cultural activities and exchanges between the two institutions. The event took place at the ADM Library on Tuesday 18 August, with other project partners that include the Embassy of Italy, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Singapore. This important project will open a cultural co-operation inSchool of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

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This collaboration will include:

1) An exhibition on Federico Fellini and the Circus opening in November 2015 at the ADM Gallery as part of a larger exhibition about the Italian maestro that will continue through early February 2015. For the first time in Asia, important original documents about the famous Italian movie director will be presented.

2) A PHD course on Fellini by ADM to commence in January 2016. The Fellini Foundation will provide important research materials for the course.

3) The transfer of the Fellini Foundation digital library to the ADM Library, in order to create a research area dedicated to Fellini`s documents.

4) Collaboration on the development of cultural internet sites.

About the Fellini Foundation

The Fellini Foundation for film, established 2001 in Sion, owns the largest collection in the world related to Federico Fellini and thousand other directors. These 15,000 documents, including drawings, photographs, scripts, letters, posters, artifacts, costumes, production stuff and press releases, were presented by the Fellini Foundation in fifty exhibitions and events in Paris (Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume), Rome (Macro), Venice (Palazzo Benzon), Milan (Gallery Cartiere Vannucci), Madrid and Barcelona (la Caixa Centres), Moscow (House photo), New York (Center548 ), Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Instituto Moreira Salles), in Switzerland, Lausanne (Musée de l’Elysée) and Sion where the foundation is based and has its cultural center. The Fellini Foundation has edited 25 publications including two books and monographs published by Gallimard in Paris. The Fellini Foundation established a cultural network in Switzerland and around the world between different partners sharing its cultural purposes.

This project was presented to several international institutions, including the European Centre of Culture (CEC) in Geneva which supports our activities. This network of partners is far beyond the field of cinema and also relates to the art. Two partnerships have been concluded in 2012 with the Ludwig Museum Koblenz and Deutsch Museum, museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, which offers one of the best exhibition spaces in Switzerland. Finally, through these partnerships with the Cinémathèque Suisse, the Musée de l’Elysée, the Cinémathèque de France, the Historical Archives of cinema in Rome, Archives cinema of Cinemazero cultural center in Pordenone, la Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon/Switzerland, the Loubeau Brothers’ Collection in Paris, Fellini Foundation can also rely on more than his own collection to produce exhibitions about cinema.

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