During the event it will be possible to visit the Santo Chiodo Depot in Spoleto, place built to shelter the cultural assets affected by natural disasters: an actual hospital of works of art.
A very suggestive place which safeguards a treasure composed of thousands of works of art, those brought here after the collapse due to the earthquake in central Italy in 2016. There are altarpieces, statues in marble, wood and terracotta, crucifixes, liturgical vestments, fabrics, sacred vestments, ceremonial objects, columns, bells, portions of frescoes, fragments of churches that managed to do little or nothing against the violence of the shakes that hit these lands between Summer and Autumn in 2016. A team of art historians, architects, archaeologists, restorers and ministerial officials are engaged in the delicate activity of taking care of them: housing the works upon arrival, checking the status, sorting them in the various departments of the warehouse according to need, or sending them to restoration centers, and then censusing them through filing and cataloging.
This is an extraordinary creation that the Umbrian Region and the Municipality of Spoleto chose to build after the 1997 earthquake, using a draft framework agreement between the Municipality, the Region and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, to create a place equipped, in such a way that, when the need arose to shelter any cultural heritage in a moment of emergency, there was a place already trained and prepared, like a clinic, a hospital, ready to house the damaged works.