Dear Friends of the World Federation of Friends of Museums,
it´s is a great honor for me to invite you to Mantova and Verona, Italy, May 17-21, 2017 for the XVIth World Congress of the World Federation of Friends of Museums, which will be held together with the meetings of the Council and General Assembly of the World Federation of Friends of Museums.
One can say that there is no place in the world that could compare with the "genius loci" of Italy to experience and discuss the beauty, meaning and fragility of cultural heritage. For a meeting in the fair cities of Verona and Mantova this may be even more so.
Thus this congress will remind us of the enormous treasure that museums are to us. We will have challenging discussions and a beautiful program arranged by the Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni “Amici dei Musei“. I want to express my warmest thanks to its president Italo Scaietta and his friends for their enormous effort in making this happen.
Most of all the Congresses of the World Federation of Friends of Museums are always about getting to know people from all over the world who treasure individual engagement for culture as much as personal friendship.
I am excited about your input and ideas and very much looking forward to seeing you this May in Mantova and Verona!
With best regards,