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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 316

Retrieving Caravaggio

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 Maggio 2012

Toronto Thursday, May 17, 2012 – 6:30pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496, Huron St., Free admission. The Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto and the Dominican Institute of Toronto present the lecture Retrieving Caravaggio by Dr. Marius Zerafa, O.P. (2012 Aquinas Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College). Rev. Dr. Marius Zerafa, O.P. (S.T.L., Lect. Th., A.R. Hist. S., Dr. Sc.Soc) is a noted and extraordinary scholar, art historian and restorer. Dr. Zerafa is the founder of the Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta, Malta. He is former Curator and Director of the Malta Museums. While Director of Museums Dr. Zerafa masterminded the retrieval of Caravaggio’s only signed piece, St. Jerome, which had been stolen from St. John’s Co-Cathedral. His book “The Caravaggio Diaries” is an account of this adventure capturing the mystery and intrigue surrounding the theft. He is Chair of the Archdiocese of Malta’s Commission for Sacred Art and Vice-President of the Malta Arts Biennale. Dr. Zerafa is a lecturer at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome.

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