Lecture: The Cultural Project of Federico Borromeo


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (Hesburgh 715)

The Medieval Institute welcomes Reverend Dr. Alberto Rocca to lecture on “The Cultural Project of Federico Borromeo.” Cardinal Borromeo established Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana in 1607 and founded its Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (art museum) in 1618 through his donations. Don Rocca is the current director of the Pinacoteca and also the Director of the Classe di Studi Borromaici at the Accademia Ambrosiana. His research further focuses on early modern history and the English theologian and philosopher Richard Hooker.

The Medieval Institute maintains a unique and ongoing relationship with the Ambrosiana. We have an extensive collection of microfilms and other materials that reproduce the holdings of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

All are welcome.

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