Jueves, 5 de noviembre
Edición comentada y anotada por Virginia Salve y Sonsoles Espinós
Revised and annotated edition by Virginia Salvé y Sonsoles Espinós
Thursday, 5 NovemberSalto de línea Lecture Hall, 19:00Salto de línea Free admission
The book presented is a revised and annotated edition of the Journal of travel in Italy and France, written in 1930 by Emilio Camps Cazorla, archeologist, art historian and curator of the Museo Arqueológico Nacional.
In these months of fall, now exactly 85 years ago, Camps undertook a journey of specialization to complete his academic studies and professional training.
During that tour he not only drafted the journal but also compiled a large collection of postcards and took by himself some photographs to complete it. Both the original manuscript and the rest of the documentation donated by Teresa Camps Blanco, his daughter, has been unpublished and kept up concealed in this museum until now.
This project provides the opportunity to meet not only the edition of this book but all the related material that will be accessible in a thematic catalog online on the website of the Museum.Photographs, notes and drawings of the visited places, of the artworks and museums improve on the journal, which is also laden with idiosyncratic impressions and anecdotes.
These are invaluable testimonies of an era: Europe moving on the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression after the Great Crash of 1929. They also show significant changes in the cultural heritage and the Italian cities in the early years of Mussolini regime and before the destruction of the Second World War.
This edition had been completed with a series of preliminary studies on the author, the context, looking to interest as many readers as possible and with the desire to become a kind of travel guide that based on 1930 data shows changes suffered by museums, monuments, places and establishments and the remains of them today.Salto de línea