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Riccardo Francovich Award 2017

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Riccardo Francovich Award 2017

The award dedicated to the memory of the archaeologist Riccardo Francovich reaches its fifth edition.
The award was established in 2013 by the Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani as a recognition of a museum or archaeological / monumental site of the late ancient and medieval era that represents not only a place of particular importance in the context of the Italian cultural heritage referable to this historical era, but also an example of effective presentation of the heritage in it present under the design, museological and didactic profile.
In past editions, the "Biddas" Museum on the abandoned villages of Sardinia in Sorso (SS) (2013), the National Roman Museum - Crypta Balbi, in Rome (2014), the Archeodrome of Poggibonsi (SI) (2015) have been awarded and, in 2016, the Archaeological Park of Siponto (FG) and the Catacombs of San Gennaro and San Gaudioso in Naples.

Voting link: http://archeologiamedievale.unisi.it/sami/

Voting deadline: 31 December 2017

This year, the Scientific Committee of the Award selected the following six sites for voting:

  • FLORENCE - MUSEUM OF THE OPERA DEL DUOMO
  • ROME - LATE ROMAN DOMUS OF PALAZZO VALENTINI
  • CANOSSA (RE) - CASTLE AND MUSEUM "NABORRE CAMPANINI"
  • JESI (AN) - FEDERICO II MUSEUM "STUPOR MUNDI"
  • AQUILEIA (UD) - SUDHALLE AND DOMUS PALAZZO EPISCOPALE
  • RAVENNA - DOMUS OF STONE CARPETS
  • CAMPOBASSO - SANNITICO MUSEUM - MEDIEVAL SECTION

Voting is open to both SAMI Members and to all citizens interested in supporting, through the prize, one of the selected sites.
At the bottom of this page it is possible to vote (one reserved for members, one public available to all). Please note that a maximum of two preferences can be expressed for each vote.

that foreseen for the sites / museums / monuments category, on the occasion the award will also be given to a relevant figure of disseminator of the culture of the Italian Middle Ages to the general public, whose name is chosen directly by the Scientific Council of the Award.
In this category, the writer Marco Salvador (2013), the historian and popularizer Alessandro Barbero (2014), the director Pupi Avati (2015) and, in 2016, the historian Franco Cardini and Piero Angela have been awarded.