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A virtual exhibition celebrates the Banca di Roma's arrival in UniCredit

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February 2008
Milan  
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For the first time since integration with Capitalia, an exhibition including a selection of works from the collection of the banking-house will be accessible on Internet, with the aim of enhancing and sharing a great unique common Group's heritage.

It is now possible to admire a selection of works from the Banca di Roma's Collection connecting to http://bancaromacollection.unicreditgroup.eu.
That precious art heritage — composed by a solid nucleus of ancient art, to which are added paintings dating from the early and late-20th century (including works by Antonio Donghi, a leading member of the 1930s Magic Realism movement, who is represented with a corpus of 29 works) — further increased the UniCredit Group's already considerable art collection, one of the largest corporate collections in Europe with over 50,000 works covering the entire history of art.

The on-line exhibition celebrates the encounter between those two valuable art heritages, their history and identities, being at the same time a part of a wider programme directed on sharing and emphasizing the Group's collection, which since 2005 is presented also through a "virtual museum" that can be consulted on www.unicreditgroup.eu, in the "Unicredit & Art" section.

Several exhibitions have taken place in the Group's "virtual museum" such as: Space represented: landscapes from the UniCredit Collection (2005), which recounted the evolution of landscape painting; Signs of Man, Signs of Nature (2005-2006) which offered an analysis of how landscapes have been reinterpreted by photography; People and the City (2006-2007) which presented a selection of 60 works of art from the collections of German, Austrian, Polish and Turkish banking-houses in the UniCredit Group; and the most recent Masterpieces from the HypoVereinsbank Collection from 1950 to Today (2007-2008) which paid homage to the collection of the German bank which has also been integrated into the UniCredit Group.

Info

UniCredit & Art
unicreditandart@unicreditgroup.eu

catterina.seia@unicreditgroup.eu 
Project Manager, UniCredit & Art

Ufficio stampa
carlotta.magnanini@unicreditgroup.eu
UniCredit Group, Press Office
Ph. +39.02.88622920

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