An Historical Garden between Landscape and Architecture
An Historical Garden between Landscape and Architecture: A conservation project for the Renaissance Nymphaeum and the Tower in Palazzo La Marmora
Francesco Alberti La Marmora,
Landscape Section of Biella’s Observatory for Cultural Heritage and Landscape
6.30 pm, Wednesday 14 March,
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street
The lecture will touch on the key concepts of the European Landscape Convention and its implementation over the last 10 years. It will look at the role of historic gardens in landscape conservation, particularly in the Piedmont region of Italy, taking as a starting point Palazzo La Marmora in Biella. This will be an account of how one individual has strived to conserve his own historic property within a system of institutional support which differs from that operating in the UK and how this has lead towards the conservation of other people’s historic gardens in his locality.