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Title: Il collezionista di guerre future. Un percorso nelle collezioni di Diego de Henriquez presso i Civici musei di Trieste
Authors: Iannuzzi, Giulia
Keywords: Diego de HenriquezCivici musei di storia e arte di TriesteAlbert RobidaRepresentation of WarExhibitionary PracticesImmaginario bellicoEsposizione museale
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Giulia Iannuzzi, "Il collezionista di guerre future. Un percorso nelle collezioni di Diego de Henriquez presso i Civici musei di Trieste" in: "QUALESTORIA. Rivista di storia contemporanea. XLVIII, 1, Giugno 2020", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, pp. 98-110
Journal: Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea 
The Collector and the Wars to come. Exploring Diego de Henriquez’s Collections at
the Museums of the City of Trieste
In a few unpublished projects and notes written between the 1950s and the early 1970s
Diego de Henriquez, Italian ex-soldier and passionate collector, developed his reflections
and designs for a “war museum for peace”, which he planned to establish in Trieste.
These papers represent a rich and yet unexplored material and are today at the Civico
museo di guerra per la pace “Diego de Henriquez” of the City of Trieste, along with de
Henriquez’s notable private collection of armaments, military tools and technologies,
documents and books pertinent to the theme of war throughout history. This essay dwells
on de Henriquez’s manuscripts, devoting specific attention to the popularization and educational
purposes he foresaw for future exhibitions, and the role played by literary and
visual works of fiction in his programmes, as well as in his library and collection of objects
and works of art. Planning to devote the closing section of his war museum to future
conflicts as imagined by writers and illustrators, in 1957 de Henriquez bought fifteen
original sketches made by Albert Robida for Pierre Giffard’s feuilleton La guerre infernale
(1908) from a bookstand in Rome. This essay, enhancing the presence of these rare
materials in Trieste, and accompanied by the publication of two of Robida’s sketches, offers
some remarks on the representation of war violence in early-contemporary imagery
and on the re-use of Robida’s work in de Henriquez’s programme.
Type: Article
ISSN: 0393-6082
DOI: 10.13137/0393-6082/30734
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:48/1 - Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. XLVIII, 1, Giugno 2020

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