On Thursday 28 September, for the Thursdays in the Museums conference cycle, the Conference Hall of the Vatican Museums will host the presentation of the book, to be published by Edizioni Musei Vaticani, “Materiali etrusco-italici e greci da Vulci (scavi Gsell) e di provenienza varia” [Etruscan-Italic and Greek materials from Vulci (Gsell excavations) and of diverse origins] by Ferdinando Sciacca with a preface by Maurizio Sannibale.
The introduction from the Director of the Pope’s Museums, Barbara Jatta, will be followed by interventions from Maurizio Sannibale, curator of the Department of Etruscan-Italic Antiquities of the Vatican Museums, Fr. Michael Francis Kolarcik, S.J., Rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Francesco Buranelli, President of the Permanent Commission for the Protection of Historical and Artistic Monuments of the Holy See, and Alessandro Naso, Director of ISMA – CNR and Professor of Etruscology at the “Federico II” University of Naples.
The new publication constitutes the first volume in the series dedicated to the collection of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, which illustrates the section regarding Etruscan-Italic and Greek materials. The classification of the artefacts in this section, offered in full for the first time, is the result of long and complex historical and archive research, which has enabled the identification and a coherent reintegration of the collection.
A detailed historical reconstruction of the Museum of the Pontifical Biblical Institute is followed by the catalogue, which begins with a macro classification by origin, then subdividing the fragments by ceramic class and shape.