Welcome to IGEL 2014
14th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media,
It is The National Cinema Museum of Torino. And yet it’s not a museum. At least not in the traditional sense of the term. Those of you who have already visited it understand what we mean. And those of you who are planning on visiting it will be surprised to discover what a special and unique place it is.
The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.
Take a glorious break and indulge in all the Reggia has to offer: art and history exhibitions, music and live performances, strolls in nature, mouth-watering delicacies, fun and relax.