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

MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS<BR> The 14th century

Pinacoteca

MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS
The 14th century

The exhibition presents a selection of manuscripts decorated in the fourteenth century in Italy from the collections of the Ambrosiana Library.

08/09/2022-15/11/2022
Exhibition
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.

16/09/2022-10/01/2023
Exhibition
NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed on Wednesday

09/06/2022
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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