Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Image Portlet
Sections
Home Unimc communicates News Permanent exhibition on Father Matteo Ricci, ambassador of Europe to Ming dinasty China.

Permanent exhibition on Father Matteo Ricci, ambassador of Europe to Ming dinasty China.

Permanent exhibition on Father Matteo Ricci

Permanent exhibition on Father Matteo Ricci

Exhibition on the first significant encounter of Chinese and European civilizations in modern age, carried out by Matteo Ricci and the Society of Jesus.

 

The exhibition offers a brief report, through documents and pictures, of the first significant encounter of Chinese and European civilizations in modern age carried out by the Society of Jesus.

The promoter and ideal hub of this encounter was Matteo Ricci, who on 24 January 1601 was welcomed to the imperial court of Peking as “ambassador of Europe”. Ricci himself allocated a European dimension to his mission and signed as “the European Matteo Ricci”.

This exhibition undertakes an informative and documentary function about the history of Ricci and his mission: a brief introduction of the character and his works meant for the general public.

During the opening ceremony, Giorgio Trentin, professor of the University of Macerata,  stated that “it is necessary to support the research on Ricci as a surplus value for the town, the University and the Confucius Institute”, because Ricci is still an important cultural reference point in today China. In fact, the Chinese government has funded a three-year PhD project allowing the Chinese scholar Liu Yanmei to stay in Macerata for translating Ricci’s works.

The exhibition significantly takes place in the city library “Mozzi Borgetti”, which at that time hosted the Jesuit College where Matteo Ricci received his education before leaving Macerata for his mission.

 

City library “Mozzi Borgetti”

piazza Vittorio Veneto, 2

Tel. 0733256360

VISITING HOURS

Monday - Saturday 9,00 - 13,00

Wednesday and Thursday 9,00 - 12,00 / 14,00 - 18,00


Last update Apr 10, 2017