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110 Incredible Miracles

The exhibition "110 incredible miracles" is an exhibition with light and particular contents, a journey in different epochs and countries, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. passing from Italy, to Austria, from Portugal to Mexico, to relive moments of daily life and important historical periods thanks to the immediacy of votive tablets.

The exhibition is multi-thematic, ie the types of miracles that the Foundation does not have enough tablets to present as an exhibition to itself but at the same time deserve to be shown to the public.

 

- First room:

The means of transport, a journey through the technological progress of the means and the most entertaining and fairytale images.

- Second room:

The collapses due to "building negligence" or calamities and the aggressions of people

- Third room:

Suicides, the inquisition and the courts.

Fourth hall or hall Treccani:

Educational content room; through explicative panels adjacent to tablets it is possible to deepen the knowledge of the former vote.

Faith between Iron and Fire

The P.G.R. Foundation presents the Faith between Iron and Fire exhibition. Testimonies of popular devotion on the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, with the aim of creating a museum itinerary focusing on five war scenarios of historical importance in Italy and which have also involved the majority of the world's population: the Italian Risorgimento, the World War I, the Spanish War, the Second World War and the Wars of Africa. A long journey that sees protagonists in the ex ~ vote soldiers survivors of gunfire and devout women who pray for the safety of their loved ones at the front, but also air crashes and naval battles.

 

The former vow shows the reality of suffering and violence typical of war, but also demonstrations of intimate hope. A hope that is inextricably linked to the profound sense of faith. The works on show flock to the walls of the four rooms of the gallery, accompanying the viewer not only through an historical journey, but also by rediscovering their identity. A collective identity that reveals itself as a testimony more than ever felt in the contemporary world. The monuments to the fallen with their presence inside the city underline the weight of the war and act as memory activators for posterity. The former vows in the show, in their own way, have the same purpose, telling at the same time scenarios of suffering, but with a happy ending.

 

So 99 testimonies of faith: many people depicted within the votive tables that, escaping to certain death, have entrusted their lives to the Madonna or to the patron saint. In the first room, in addition to the symbolic image of the exhibition that refers to the famous "Caporetto's Disfatta", there are works related to events of the First World War, in the following one will be exhibited evidence of the Spanish War and the Second World Conflict.

 

The third room is dedicated entirely to the Wars of Africa. In the last, the viewer will find in conclusion all the didactic path of the ex-voto phenomenon explained through testimonies dating back to the period of the Italian Risorgimento that will allow a complete understanding of the exhibition and its staging.

 

The P.G.R. Foundation moreover, the valuable contribution of the expert Giovanni Carabalone was used, which provided interesting and in-depth research on the fact of arms, on military uniforms and a detailed description of salient historical events reported on the votive tablets.

 

- First room:

WWI

- Second room:

War of Spain and Alpini

- Third room:

World War II and the Wars of Africa

Fourth hall or hall Treccani:

Educational content room; through explanatory panels side by side with tablets representing the period of the Risorgimento and it is possible to deepen the knowledge of the ex-votos, moreover they will be present in the theses of Teresa Stampa.