Columbus Award 2020 for Art to Marinelli Foundry

This year the awards ceremony of the XXXIX edition of the Columbus Award organized by the Rotary Club Firenze Est was held on 12 October at the monumental complex of Santa Maria Novella. The important award was born in the immediate postwar period on the initiative of the Municipality with the aim of representing the historical and economic ties with America. Since then the winners have been of high profile: Nobel laureates such as Renato Dulbecco and Rita Levi Montalcini – who received the Columbus before the Nobel – up to entrepreneurs and institutions that have honored Italy-America relations with particular reference to Tuscany.

The Tritons’ Fountain in the media

Following, some videos about the Tritons’ Fountain restored by Ferdinando MArinelli Artistic Foundry:
 






VISIT OF THE MALTESE DELEGATION TO THE FOUNDRY

May 13th 2017
An institutional delegation of the Government of Malta was welcomed today by the Mayor of Barberino Val d’Elsa Giacomo Trentanovi, the President of the Regional Council Eugenio Giani and Ferdinando Marinelli Jr. for a visit to the Foundry where the Restoration that will bring to the ancient splendor the monument for “La Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018”.

 

The Delegation in the Foundry

The Delegation in the Foundry
Lunch with the Delegation

Video – Cerimonia al Cremlino

The two halls of St. Andrew and St. Alexander of the Kremlin during an official ceremony. They were brought back to the ancient splendor in 1998 thanks to the Marinelli Foundry, who worked on re-create from drawings all the decorations destroyed by Stalin: mastodontic chandeliers, huge appliques, large mural sculptures, etc.

“CIVILIZATIONS” A BBC DOCUMENTARY FILMED IN THE FOUNDRY

The BBC in the Foundry for the filming of a “Civilizations” episode, a documentary made in impressive and wonderful locations around the world.