Annual Meeting 2019

Naucrates XVIII Annual Meeting

8 June 2019

The 2019 Naucrates Annual Meeting will be held in Napoli, Italy on 8 June 2019 at 11.00.

Objectives:

  • Presentation of activities conducted during the year 2018/19
  • Presentation on the Naucrates Conservation Project, Thailand
  • Approval of the annual balance
  • Presentation of future plans
  • Discussion of new member ideas

Everyone is welcome, all participants must register as Naucrates member

For the occasion, we are organizing activities for all of you coming in Italy.

Here is a possible plan:

Friday:

  • Arrival DAY. Check in into your individual hotels.
  • Meet at the ……. for dinner and drinks!  (details to be forwarded)

Saturday:

  • h. 11.00     Naucrates Annual Meeting in Posillipo
  • 11.00 -11.30 Naucrates activities year 2018-19; Monica Aureggi, president
  • 11.30-12.00  Conservation project in Thailand: where are we? Alessandra, Naucrates researcher.
  • 12.00-12.15 coffee break
  • 12.15-13.00  Thailand project Action Plan, sharing ideas
  • 13.00 – 14.00     Discussion – new Plan
  • h 14     Lunch in townAfter the meeting lets all pose for a group photo!
  • h.14.30-19.00 visit the town…..walk…
  • h20 Pizza all together 

There’s lots to do at Napoli – but some of it will depend on the weather!  Here’s some options listed below

Sunday:

  • Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Veiled Christ at Capella Sansevero (Tour guides and art books often use words like “the statue seems to come to life” to describe well-carved marble figures, but I think that phrase is so overused as to feel meaningless. It’s exactly what springs to mind, however, when you get a look at the Veiled Christ sculpture in the center of the Sansevero Chapel. Carved in 1753 by Giuseppe Sanmartino, it shows the figure of Christ lying under what looks like a piece of the thinnest of fabrics. The facial features are clearly visible, as are the body and even the crucifixion wounds, but the entire body is covered by the delicate folds of a cloth. The visual effect is truly stunning. There are two other sculptures of note in the Capella Sansevero, each dedicated to one of the parents of the man who commissioned them and built the chapel, but it’s the Veiled Christ which rightfully commands all the attention. I defy you to not leave the chapel in awe of that kind of sculptural skill.)
  • Tour Naples Underground
  • Get a breath of sea air on the Lungomare and Castel dell’Ovo
  • Experience Catholic grandeur at Gesù Nuovo
  • Palazzo Reale (envisaged as a 16th-century monument to Spanish glory (Naples was under Spanish rule at the time), the magnificent Palazzo Reale is home to the Museo del Palazzo Reale, a rich and eclectic collection of baroque and …)
  • Cimitero delle Fontanelle (holding about eight million human bones, the ghoulish Fontanelle Cemetery was first used during the 1656 plague, before becoming Naples’ main burial site during the 1837 cholera epidemic. At the end of the 19th cent…)
  • Take the funicular to Castel Sant’Elmo
  • Eat Pizza at Michele or Gino Sorbillo
  • Eat Sfogliatelle
  • Take a Day-Trip to the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, or the Islands (you may need a whole day)
  • Take a Day-Trip to Pompeii & Herculaneum ((you may need a whole day)

 

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