>This week the Umbra Institute signed an agreement with the prestigious Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello Foundation. The Foundation, named in memory of Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello (1906-1969), journalist, writer, and diplomat, was founded in 1994 to exploit the cultural heritage of the Ranieri di Sorbello family through historical and cultural projects and exhibitions.
The Foundation has a prestigious library of 20,000 volumes. Among the collection is an extensive antique section with more than 3,000 volumes from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In addition the library has a print collection with over 2,300 examples of all different types and time periods, a porcelain collection from the eighteenth century, and a rare collection of embroidery and lace.
This collaboration will allow the Umbra Institute and the Ranieri Foundation to jointly sponsor cultural activities and academic pursuits in Perugia.
For more information about the Ranieri Foundation, visit the website at www.fondazioneranieri.org.
In photo, Professore Ruggero Ranieri, President of the Ranieri Foundation, and Francesco Gardenghi, director of Umbra’s Italian language program at the Palazzo Sorbello. (text and photo by Zach Nowak, Student Services Assistant)