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14 March 2024

ARE YOU READY FOR AN EASTER EGG HUNT?

Celebrating renewal and rebirth, Easter is the oldest and most important Christian festival. It is recognised all over the world, and not always with religious reverence. In…
7 March 2024

COLOUR PALETTE: BLACK

It really happened. In August 2018, on a visit to Fundação de Serralves in Porto, Portugal, an Italian tourist ‘fell’ into a ‘black hole.’ The work in…
22 February 2024

COLOUR PALETTE: BLUE

Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway), the leading character of the film The Devil Wears Prada (2005), hadn’t realised the power of Miranda Priestley when, during a styling session,…
8 February 2024

LET THE FUN BEGIN! A BRIEF HISTORY OF CARNIVAL

A year ago, on the occasion of our museum workshop, Su la maschera! (‘Masks Up!’), Carnival became the star of our Blog. However, we forgot to write…
23 January 2024

HANDWRITTEN IS BETTER: HAPPY HANDWRITING DAY

On July 4th, 1776, American Founding Father, statesman and Patriot John Hancock (1737 - 1793) put his signature to the United States Declaration of Independence. His signature…
12 January 2024

COLOR PALETTE: WHITE

In order to write about white in a rigorous way, we need to bring up a crucial scientific event from the XVII century, when Sir Isaac Newton…
27 December 2023

YOU LIVE, YOU LEARN: OUR 2023

On the occasion of Back to the 90s, the 90s-inspired that we launched with MeBo – Menabrea Botalla Museum last June, we reviewed the best musical hits…
19 December 2023

UNDERNEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE: HISTORY AND STORIES

In her worldwide hit All I Want For Christmas (Is You) , pop singer Mariah Carey immediately mentions him, starting from the third line. Santa Claus? Not…
13 December 2023

ONE MORE SIP

Tommaso Tommaso could not believe it: a vacation, finally! He had to work hard to get it: lots of homework, bad marks turned good in few weeks…not…
10 December 2023

COLOR PALETTE: RED

Fun fact: Santa Claus, who actually inspired this article, hasn’t always been associated with red. His look – deriving first from St. Nicholas of Bari’s iconography, later…