Saturday, April 17, 2010

More on Superintendent Position

Again thanks to Sarah Court and Blogging Pompeii for this story. More information on the Superintendecy in Pompeii. Students who look at the role of international organisations and private companies in the management, conservation and restoration of the Vesuvian sites should be interested in some of the information in Sarah's post.

Minister of Culture, Sandro Bondi, has confirmed the interim superintendent of Pompeii with be Proietti until a permanent head of the superintendency can be found.

He also mentioned plans to change the management of the Pompeii superintendency to a foundation following the model used by the Egyptian Museum in Turin which brings together public and private partners. Rumours of this have been going round for a long time, but it was thought that it was off the cards following the Protezione Civile scandal, as the Special Emergency Commissioner (who is from the Protezione Civile) was to be a key player in the foundation. Watch this space for further developments...