This international photography exhibition entitled “Fortress that unites – FARO per i Forti” is a project by the Marco Polo System Project in Venice.
WHEN: 8th – 22nd July
Opening hours: 10:00 – 13:00 and 19:00 – 21:00, daily
WHERE: Centre of Mediterranean Architecture (Grand Arsenal), 31, Akti Tombazi, Katechaki Square,Chania.
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The project” Fortress that unites – FARO per i Forti” consists of a network and an international acceptance , signed by international organizations. At the same time, it is accompanied by an exhibition that travels to countries of the Euro-Mediterranean basin, where the historical-cultural connection with Venice is still strong.
The project was inspired by the founding principles of the Council of Europe’s Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, signed in 2005. Every place that has a fortified architectural heritage, such as forts, forts, towers or bastions, becomes a member of a community that spans the entire Euro-Mediterranean basin, with the aim of implementing joint development projects and the sustainability of these monuments.
The exhibition “Fortification Heritage – Adriatic, another approach”, was born in the framework of the CAMAA project (Center for Military Architecture of Upper Adriatic, led by the Veneto Region – Directorate of Cultural Heritage from the Inter-Cultural Heritage Fund), funded by Slovenia 2007-2013.
It started in January 2015 from Koper, Slovenia, went to Venice (Forte Marghera) and Italy’s Palmanova, to Ljubljana, Slovenia, again to Venice (Palazzo Ferro Fini), to Ferrara Italy (Palazzo Ducale Esterio), to Corfu again and to Igoumenitsa (archeological museum), and continued its journey to Chania.
Marco Polo System Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture – Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania, the Municipality of Chania KEPPEDICH – KAM and the cultural association “Friends of Italy”, and is under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Athens.