The presentation of the fourth edition of “Rivelazioni – finance for fine arts,” the project of Borsa Italiana aimed at finding resources for the restoration of works of art from Italy’s most important museums, was held today in Genoa. The event, on this occasion dedicated to the city of Genoa, was held in the magnificent setting of the Palazzo della Meridiana and saw Genoese entrepreneur Alessandro Giglio, chairman of Giglio Group, among the protagonists.
The goal of the project is to enhance Italy’s artistic heritage by fostering an efficient model of collaboration between private individuals and institutions that helps raise resources for the restoration of works of art from Italy’s cultural and museum heritage. The edition dedicated to the city of Genoa resulted in five works from the Palazzo Reale Museum and the Palazzo Spinola National Gallery being adopted by as many five Genoese/ligurian companies, including Giglio Group, which, at the behest of its Founder and Chairman, contributed to the restoration of ‘The Rape of Proserpine,’ a white Carrara marble sculpture dating back to the early 1700s by Bernardo and Francesco Maria Schiaffino, found inside the Hall of Mirrors in Genoa’s Palazzo Reale.
The event, introduced and moderated by Alessandro Giglio, was attended by the Genoese institutions, represented by Mayor Marco Bucci and Serena Bertolucci, Director General of the Royal Palace of Genoa and the Polo Museale della Liguria, and the top management of Borsa Italiana, represented by CEO Raffaele Jerusalmi and Valentina Sidoti, Head of the “Revelations” project.
Alessandro Giglio, CEO of Giglio Group, the first e-commerce 4.0 platform listed on the STAR market, comments: “For a company like ours, whose mission is to digitally distribute Made in Italy luxury around the world, there can be no greater satisfaction than being able to contribute to the preservation of a Work of Art such as the Rape of Proserpine. We adhered with great enthusiasm to the solicitation of Borsa Italiana and its Revelations Project: first of all because it is dedicated to Genoa, the city where Giglio Group has its headquarters and where the deepest roots of its journey are born; but also and above all because of the fulfillment that the restoration of a masterpiece gives to those who work like us in beauty and who dedicate their entire activity to beauty. That it is also a sculpture is an additional pleasure: that which three-dimensional materiality gives to those who work in digital.”