Ambrosiana

I nodi della memoria.
Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

The theme of memory is currently of great interest in different areas of the human sciences. We live in a historical time dominated by the hypertrophy of the present: the recognition of the importance and of the functions of memory can help us find a balanced relationship with both the past and the future and therefore to re-establish a more human experience of temporality in everyday life.

The memory knots were the mnemotechnical system used by the Incas, to which Federico Borromeo refers in one of his notebooks. The Dies will be introduced by a lecture by Lina Bolzoni, one of the most brilliant exponents of studies on memory and of its relationship with rhetoric, literature and the arts, at national and international level. The works will then be organized into three “knots”: the first dedicated to the great theme of “Memory and Christianity, from Augustine to the Modern Age”; the second to the “Memory in performative and missionary practices”; the third to the “Practices of Memory and Mission: from Europe to the Overseas Worlds”.

PROGRAM

(Lectures in Italian)

27 novembre
Ore 17:30

Cerimonia di apertura
Saluto del Presidente, Mons. Marco Ballarini
Prefetto della Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Nomina dei nuovi Accademici
della Classe di Studi Borromaici

Prolusione

Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Il piacere del metodo e il potere delle immagini:
tecniche della memoria nel periodo borromaico.

28 novembre
Ore 9:00

I. Memoria e cristianesimo, da Agostino all’Età Moderna
Presiede Emanuele Colombo

Franco Buzzi (Biblioteca Ambrosiana)
La memoria rigenerata in S. Giovanni della Croce oltre Aristotele, Agostino e Tommaso verso i padri greci

Alberto Rocca (Biblioteca Ambrosiana)
Cum subiret animum Rhodiani Colossi memoria:
pratica e funzione mnemonica in Federico Borromeo

II. La memoria nelle pratiche performative e missionarie
Presiede Marina Massimi

Annamaria Cascetta (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Memoria e formazione. Momenti del teatro e della teatralità in età spagnola in area milanese

Bernadette Majorana (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)
Costruire memoria. Relazioni e testimonianze
delle missioni interne in Italia (XVI-XVIII secolo)

Ore 14:00

III. Pratiche della memoria e missione: dall’Europa ai Nuovi Mondi
Presiede Alberto Rocca

Emanuele Colombo (DePaul University, Chicago)
Missioni, martirio e miracoli:
la memoria dei gesuiti (XVII secolo)

Filippo Mignini (Università di Macerata)
La mnemotecnica occidentale in Cina

Chiara Piccinini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Le tecniche mnemoniche applicate alla lingua cinese:
da Matteo Ricci all’attualità

Marina Massimi (Universidade de São Paulo)
La pratica della memoria nelle tradizioni popolari
di origine barocca in Brasile

Carlos Zeron (Universidade de São Paulo)
Memoria e conversioni dei gentili
nell’America portoghese (XVI-XVII secolo)

WHAT’S ON

ENVISIONING AND REPRESENTING AFRICA

Accademia

ENVISIONING AND REPRESENTING AFRICA

On 10 and 11 February, the VI Dies Academicus of the Class of African Studies will be held in the Sala delle Accademie of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

10/02/2023-11/02/2023
SECRET AMBROSIANA: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Pinacoteca

SECRET AMBROSIANA: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first in a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally displayed, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's heritage.

02/02/2023-02/05/2023
Exhibition
SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

San Sepolcro

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Crypt of San Sepolcro open until April 2 2023, every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30 | last access 17.00

14/01/2023-02/04/2023
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano present a collaboration agreement that marks the beginning of a common path aimed at creating a network, for the enhancement of the heritage of faith and art that the two institutions have guarded for centuries.

28/10/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-16/02/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Armillary sphere, NA
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
llias picta, NA
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)