The digital exhibition “Italian Renaissance  The eternal beauty” opened today in Astana, at the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Italy and performed by the Bologna-based Scriptamaneant publishing house.

Advanced Italian technology will allow visitors to take a 15’ breathtaking immersive journey into the timeless beauty of four Italian Renaissance masters’ works of art: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Michelangelo. A synthesis of an extraordinary period from the philosophical, scientific and artistic points of view. The exhibition uses technology as a tool to make Italy’s cultural heritage better known, focusing on the Italian Renaissance as the very beginning of a new humanism. 

The exhibition invites us to a journey into the past, made possible thanks to sophisticated technology,” said Ambassador Marco Alberti. “Real art has something eternal. Emotions have always been a key element of art, even though the way they are experienced and communicated has been changing over the centuries. “Technology” – added the Ambassador – “offers unique opportunity to experience the past. We hope that many Kazakh friends are fascinated by the eternal Renaissance beauty and decide to visit Italy, to see “live” the original masterpieces that today they can appreciate in digital version here in Astana”. 

In turn, the acting director of the National Museum of Kazakhstan, Aibek Sydykov, stressed that the new format of the exhibition provides great opportunities for art lovers. “Thanks to modern digital exhibitions, we can enjoy masterpieces from the funds of museums and galleries, as well as private collections from around the world. In this way, we are expanding the boundaries of art and bringing nations closer to each other,” said the head of the Kazakhstani museum.

Giorgio Armaroli, CEO of Scripta Maneant, notes: “The Italian Renaissance is presented here like never before, to evoke the beauty of each of us, the beauty that will save the world.

The exhibition, which can be visited until April 28, is part of the cultural promotion program outlined by the Italian Embassy for 2023. The initiative follows the “Imagine a Sustainable World“, the exhibition dedicated to sustainable design and architecture, open in Astana until June 11, and precedes other events included in the program of the new Italian Cultural Institute in Almaty, scheduled throughout the year.