Vernissage exhibition “The Creative Hand. Aart Schonk (1946-2015), a Dutch Sculptor in Tuscany”

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From 31 May till 28 June 2018 the NIKI Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence hosts the exhibition “The Creative Hand. Aart Schonk (1946-2015), a Dutch Sculptor in Tuscany” in cooperation with the nearby Villa Torre di Sopra.

Please find the invitation to the vernissage and reception on Thursday 31 May in Florence below and send your RSVP directly to niki@nikiflorence.org


Click here for further information on the exhition and here for more information on the NIKI Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence!

 

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OpenArtCode and Palazzo Gaddi/Arrighetti Florence

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Yesterday we enjoyed a very nice tour at the Florence Openartcode, with personal presence artist Jacques Demotier and explanation of Dr Vito Abba. Beautiful artwork, very diverse and wonderfully colorful. Then tour of Palazzo Gaddi/Arrighetti, the antique rooms from 1586 … and the roof terrace!

We wish to thank @studioabba and DA @palazzogaddi and Leontine Streefkerk for a great day!

 

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OpenArtCode Florence – Thursday 3 May – Guided Tour Especially For The NRBC

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We have rescheduled a date for our joint visit to Florence for the big Contemporary Art Exhibition in the spaces where Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Ammannati and Vasari were working during the Renaissance. After the success of the 2017 exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris and at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 52 international artists from OpenArtCode (among which the Dutch artists Eva Beumer and Marianne J. Jansen) will show their works in the Salone di Donatello of the Basilica di San Lorenzofrom 19th April to 8th May 2018.

For more detailed information on the event, it’s location and an introduction to the different artists, we invite you to read this article.

NRBC member Leontine StreefkerkArt Management Consultant for SaSa-Art is working together with Dr Vito Abbacurator of the Exhibit, to organise an exclusive tour for the NRBC

Close up ‘Germinazione’ from Stefano Sanna 

Program Thursday 3 May

Individual arrivals NRBC members at the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Piazza San Lorenzo, Florence), go to the Salone Donatello behind the courtyard after the ticket office (no entrance fee to visit the art exposition) to start strolling and discovering at leisure.

16.30 p.m. (punctually please because the exhibit closes at 17:30) Dr Abba will give our group an enriching and entertaining explanation about the artists and their works.

After the tour, we walk together to the 4 * Palazzo Gaddi hotel (Via del Giglio, 9) which is perfectly located between the art exposition and the railway station Santa Maria Novella for a nice Italian aperitivo. Hopefully, (thumbs for good weather!) on the roof terrace for the spectacular view.

Costs are 15 € for a prosecco or wine or 10 € for a beer or glass of soft drink with various snacks served.

Would you like to join us? Available places are limited! Please confirm to: info@nrbc.it

Here some teasers for the event! 


Facade Basilica San Lorenzo)


Courtyard Basilica San Lorenzo to be crossed for access to Salone Donatello 


Opening speech by Dr. Vito Abba


Group picture OpenArtCode Artists

Leontine with artist William Braemer from Miami and Ida de Simone who runs the SaSa Art gallery in San Pantaleo, Sardinia

Opening day flow

NRBC member Elena Speranza Moll & Leontine Streefkerk with Dutch artist Marianne J. Jansen near her work. Marianne would have loved to be present at the NRBC event, but unfortunately has some other engagements abroad.

8) Overview corridor with statue of Agneta Gynning and impressive door wall panels lit by LED light from Sandra Muss

Entrance hotel Palazzo Gaddi

Wistaria in the courtyard of Palazzo Gaddi, an oasis of peace in the hectic city, located between the train station of Santa Maria Novella and the Exhibit in the Salone Donatello of the Basilica di San Lorenzo, less than 5 minutes from both locations.

View from the 5th floor of hotel Palazzo Gaddi, imagine what the view will be from the panoramic roof terrace (one floor higher up)…?

The OpenArtCode Florence Exhibit stays opened until 8 May, daily, (so also on Saturday unlike what is mentioned in the flyer) from Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:30 (latest entry 17:00) & Sunday 13:30 – 17:30, festive holidays April 25th and May 1st as well, free entry

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NRBC Evening on E-commerce and opportunities in the Dutch-Italian commercial business

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The NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club organized a club meeting at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador in Rome.

Inspiring speakers Olaf Bussink (https://www.teamitalia.nl) and Godelieve Cooymans (Proaxxes Srl www.proaxxes.com ) held presentations on E-commerce in Italy and opportunities in the Dutch-Italian commercial business sector.

The speakers are not only involved in giving advice to Italian counterparts on business opportunities with the Netherlands, but also in commercial development of Dutch products’ sales and services in Italy.

After the presentations there was time to network with the NRBC members and new attendees, both Dutch and Italian, while enjoying a buffet-dinner offered by the Ambassador.

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Invitation King’s Day reception in Rome

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We are pleased to invite, on behalf of Ambassador Joep Wijnands and his wife Carmen, all members of the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club, who have paid their membership for 2018, to the King’s Day reception, which will be held on Thursday 26 April at the residence of the Ambassador.

If you would you like to receive an invitation for the reception, please let us know before 31 March sending an e-mail to info@nrbc.it.

Are you not yet a member of the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club and do you wish to become one? Please contact us at info@nrbc.it

On behalf of the board and all members of the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club, we would like to thank our Ambassador for this wonderful gesture!

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NRBC evening Rome on 7 March 2018 commercial business growth services and e-commerce in Italy

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We are pleased to announce an interesting networking evening with the topic “Business development and e-commerce in Italy” to be held in Rome. The speakers will be Vice President Godelieve Cooymans of Proaxxes Srl and Olaf Bussink of E-taly Srl.

Godelieve will discuss the activities of her company, which are inter alia providing commercial business growth services in Italy to foreign companies and to Italian SME’s on the global market place.

The services delivered by Olaf are similar to those of Godelieve but for e-commerce companies that wish to operate in Italy. Olaf will also tell us about the fast-growing Italian e-commerce market and illustrate some particularities such as the fact that Italians are starting to order goods with their telephone.
The presentations will be followed by a buffet-dinner.

The NRBC evening will take place on 7 March at 19.00 hours. Only members  can attend the evening.

For more information please contact us at: info@nrbc.it

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Save the date: Rome 25 September

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Embassy of The Netherlands and NRBC organize networking event with Manifesta in Rome

We are pleased to announce that the Embassy of The Netherlands and the NRBC are organizing an evening in Rome with Manifesta on 25 September 2017.

Manifesta is a Dutch foundation that organizes a European Biennial of Contemporary Art and changes its location every two years (see manifesta.org). Manifesta 12 will be held from 16 June until 4 November 2018 in Palermo. The City of Palermo was selected by Manifesta because it represents two important themes that identify contemporary Europe: migration and climate changes and how these themes impact the European cities.

Only members who have paid their 2017 membership will be allowed to attend.

More information will follow.

 

 

 

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Salviamo La Barcaccia – inauguration Fontana delle Api in Rome

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Last Friday, 9 June, Association Salviamo La Barcaccia, of which NRBC members Angela Mannaerts and Claudia de Regt are board members, consigned the beloved Bee fountain (Fontana delle Api), designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and located at the corner of Piazza Barberini and Via Veneto, to the City of Rome, after a restoration of approximately two months.

This gesture would not have been possible without the help of the Dutch company Koninklijke Woudenberg and its subsidiary Meesters in, that sponsored the restoration together with Salviamo La Barcaccia and worked together with the local company CBC to produce this fantastic result. All this under the technical guidance and coordination of another NRBC member, Ing. Leonardo Delle Chiaie, who acted as Clerk of Works (Direttore dei Lavori). The legal work was performed by Angela Mannaerts and some of her colleagues, including NRBC members Romina Protto and Ilaria Giuliani.

The speakers at the inauguration ceremony where the Vice Mayor and Councilor for Cultural Affairs, Luca Bergamo; Councilor of Cultural Affairs for the historic center, Cinzia Guido; Superintendent of Rome’s monuments, Claudio Parisi Presicce; the Dutch Ambassador, Joep Wijnands; Louis Camps, Managing Director of Koninklijke Woudenberg; and Angela Mannaerts, President of Salviamo la Barcaccia.

At the end of the ceremony, Koninklijke Woudenberg invited the numerous spectators, in collaboration with Eataly, to a toast, combined with wonderful slow food hamburgers, at the l’Hamburgheria of Eataly, located next to the fountain.

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NRBC Florence 23 May 2017 – ‘Sneak Peek Hard Hat Tour’ The Student Hotel Florence.

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Last Tuesday May 23rd, members of the NRBC were invited for the ‘Sneak Peek Hard Hat Tour’ through The Student Hotel, to be opened this autumn in Florence.

Later this year, infact, The Student Hotel will be unveiling a seriously cool project: a game-changing hotel and co-living hybrid, with 370 hotel rooms for business and leisure travelers, expats, global nomads and students, complete with an in-house gym, rooftop pool, co-working spaces, bar-restaurant, and much more.
With nine hotels built, eight under construction, and 41 to be open by 2021 The Student Hotel aims to be the world’s largest Complete Connected Community for co-living and co-working. Florence is the first opening of this amazing concept in Italy. More Italian cities will follow in the next future, such as Rome, Bologna and Torino.

Before the start of the Hard Hat Tour, an interesting presentation on the concept was given by Frank Uffen (Director of Partnerships, The Student Hotel) and Marc Sampietro (Regional Operations Director TSH Italy). Pre-tour drinks and bites were perfectly organized by NRBC member Miriam Welsing and her team of the company MIRacoli.

MIRacoli has for this occasion managed to use a private courtyard within walking distance of The Student Hotel, transformed into a colorful reception area, entirely in the colors of TSH.

After the delicious drinks and bites, guests in small groups were personally guided by the staff of TSH to and through the impressive complex under construction of the ‘Palazzo del Sonno’ in Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, including a roof top swimming pool with a breath-taking view on Florence and the surrounding hills.

The Student Hotel in Florence will open its first student rooms this autumn, while the official opening of the entire building is planned for spring 2018.

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