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squareL'"EQUILIBRIO DEL TERRORE":
I PROGETTI DI PROTEZIONE
DEL PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO ITALIANO
NELLO SCENARIO DELLA GUERRA FREDDA.

Elena Franchi

 

During the Cold War, the Italian Ministry of Public Education urged Superintendencies to take protective measures to safeguard cultural heritage in the event of a war. In the Fifties, during the Korean war, Superintendencies were asked to set up new shelters for movable works of art, and to plan the detachment of the most important cycles of frescoes in order to safeguard them. Art historians had repeatedly asked to implement this procedure. There was nothing to do to protect a historical building against a direct hit. But it was still possible to save movable artifacts, and to detach frescoes, making them movable. Everything was to be done to preserve cultural heritage for future generations.