• Short Summary

    TO MAINTAIN THE WORLD FAMOUS MOSAIC WORK TO BE FOUND IN THE NORMAN CHURCH AT PALERMO, SICILY, A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR THE STUDY OF THIS ANCIENT CRAFT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT AT NEARBY MONREALE.

  • Description

    TO MAINTAIN THE WORLD FAMOUS MOSAIC WORK TO BE FOUND IN THE NORMAN CHURCH AT PALERMO, SICILY, A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR THE STUDY OF THIS ANCIENT CRAFT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT AT NEARBY MONREALE.

    THE NEW SCHOOL IS A BRANCH OF THE OLD ESTABLISHED PALERMO SCHOOL OF ART.LEADING EXPERTS IN MOSAIC WORK GUIDE YOUNG STUDENTS TOWARDS THE HIGH DEGREE OF PRECISION NEEDED IN THE CRAFT.GREAT SKILL IS REQUIRED IN THE CLEANING, RECEMENTING OR REPLACING THE NUMBERLESS SMALL STONES MAKING UP THE MOSAICS.

    IN THE NORMAN CHURCH, BUILT MORE THAN 700 YEARS AGO, THE MOSAICS, IN THE BYZANTINE STYLE, COVER 6,400 SQUARE METRES.THE CITY IS NOTED FOR ITS WONDERFUL MOSAICS, ESPECIALLY OF THIS PERIOD.AMONG THE OTHER BUILDINGS PROVIDING FINE EXAMPLES ARE THOSE AT THE CAPPELLA PALATINA - THE CHAPEL OF THE KING'S PALACE - AND THE CHURCH OF LA MARTORANA.

    ALTHOUGH ALL THESE MOSAICS REQUIRE CONSTANT ATTENTION BY THE EXPERTS AT THE SCHOOL, OTHER CITIES IN EUROPE ALSO MAKE FREQUENT CALLS ON THEIR SERVICES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJFGKRASS5EHMCHR7VIGSWC28
    Media URN:
    VLVABJFGKRASS5EHMCHR7VIGSWC28
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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