il progetto per il Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività culturali e del Turismo
Ego Marcus Paulo volo et ordino | Cod. Lat. V, 58 (=2437), no. 33; parchment, 1324 (1323 according to the Venetian calendar)
Our aim is to share with the world governments’ representatives, with their cultural authorities and with their citizens, a fundamental civil commitment: the intercultural and interreligious dialogue among the peoples of the whole world, by accessing and investigating the wonderful and fascinating surviving traces of human history.
The reproduction of ancient and frail precious manuscripts, far from threatening the undisputable authority of the original source, actually perpetuates and increases its relevance and diffusion. It is a way of thoroughly reporting the history of a document, its original ritual and contextual links which could otherwise be dispersed by the passage of time and man’s action.
George Bernard Shaw