The Reale Mutua Historical Museum tells its story at the State Archives

On Thursday, 12 January at 4.30 p.m. in the conference room of the Turin State Archives in Piazzetta Mollino, the conference "Protection has deep roots: Reale Mutua di Assicurazioni tells its story" will be held as part of the programme of the Turin association Pro Cultura Femminile.

The speaker will be Silvana Della Penna with an account of the history of Reale Mutua and its Historical Museum. Founded in Turin back in 1828 at the behest of the King of Sardinia, Carlo Felice, in response to the need to provide protection against the risk of frequent fires, the Reale Mutua di Assicurazioni company has witnessed and played a leading role in the many social, political and cultural changes that have taken place in Turin and Italy over the course of almost 200 years and that have radically altered the social context and working methods. A long and rich history, which has given rise to the Compagnia's Historical Museum, in the setting of the 17th-century Palazzo Biandrate Aldobrandino di San Giorgio, where archival papers and period photographs, posters and singular objects, combined with an evocative multimedia scenographic set-up, accompany the visitor on a singular journey through time, with multiple interpretations.

The lecture will be followed on the following Wednesday, 18 January at 11 a.m., by a visit to the museum reserved for Pro Cultura members.