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Hell, Heaven and Hope. A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

Date:

12/02/2017


Hell, Heaven and Hope. A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

The oeuvre of Dante Alighieri (Florence 1265-Ravenna 1321), notably his "Divine Comedy", is an ever-inspiring subject for writers, critics, translators, printers, artists and generally creative practitioners. His writings have shaped concepts of morality, politics, life, death and the afterlife for seven hundred years. The exhibition "Hell, Heaven and Hope. A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante" seeks to explore the legacy of Dante and how his work still influences our beliefs and understanding today, and how a poem written seven hundred years ago still touches our lives and remains relevant.
The exhibition has been envisioned as a way of accessing Dante, his oeuvre and his legacy, via a number of broad key-themes selected from his work: justice, displacement, the importance and consequences of personal choice, love, and ultimately hope.
The exhibition will follow the course of Dante’s imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The story will be told through artworks, manuscripts, early printed books, memorabilia and other objects loaned by Livio Ambrogio, the world’s greatest Dante private collector, and other collections.

Contact: pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk

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Information

Date: DA Saturday, December 02, 2017 a Sunday, March 18, 2018

Organized by : Durham, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

In collaboration with : ICI London

Entry : Free


Location:

Durham, Palace Green Library

2612