THE NOMINATION PROCESS OF "PADOVA URBS PICTA"
Padova Urbs picta is the expression that identifies the peculiarity of the city as the world capital of fresco painting of the fourteenth century. Indeed, the nomination of Padova Urbs picta to the UNESCO World Heritage List concerns the Scrovegni Chapel and the pictorial cycles of the 14th century. Not a single place, therefore, but a set of realities: a challenge, since there are no similar applications and awards in the history of UNESCO.
Padova Urbs picta presents eight unique places, which tell the story of 14th century Padua starting from an undisputed masterpiece such as Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel frescoes. Different realities, public and private, secular and religious, united together to continue to preserve, protect, enhance and promote a historical and artistic heritage born of human ingenuity in order to be able to deliver it intact to future generations all over the world.
STEPS FOR NOMINATION
“Padova Urbs picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the fourteenth-century pictorial cycles ” took shape and was enriched over the years by the contribution of different subjects and important partnerships, until at the end of last year, the Italian National Commission for UNESCO has designated as an Italian candidate for the World Heritage List for 2020.
Comune di Padova (ente capofila)
Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali
Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Delegazione Pontificia per la Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padova
Diocesi di Padova
Veneranda Arca di Sant’Antonio
Università degli Studi di Padova
The process of applying to the World Heritage List involves actively the communities of the concerned places. Padova Urbs picta Nomination process has therefore been enriched with the “Ideas Roundtables”, themed meetings with citizens and local associations.
Four are the macro-themes identified in the first phase of the “Ideas Roundtables”, more than 200 people participated to the workshop about Research and Conservation, Training and Education, Communication and Promotion, Exploitation and Exploitation, contributing their own suggestions and projects.
STAKEHOLDER INVOLVED INTO ROUNDTABLES
Centro Sociale Osservatorio Città di Padova
Comitato scientifico Tartino 2020
Gruppo 90 Arte e Poesia
Lavoro e solidarietà onlus
Medici in Strada – Gabinetto di Lettura Padova
Sodalizio Abruzzese Molisano di Padova