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17 Mar 2006
IOC News , museum-news-articles

Images of Turin at the Olympic Museum

A member of the jury that recently crowned the winner of the “Backstage by Kodak” competition, Bruna Biamino is currently exhibiting at the Olympic Museum restaurant a selection of photographs entitled “Unforgettable Torino”. Sometimes, the capital of Piedmont is seen as just an industrial city with no charm. However, this is far from true…
Unique Turin…
Turin’s landmarks, such as the Egyptian Museum, the Film Museum, the Palazzo Reale, the Palavela or the Lingotto, are shown in images that promote the beauty and historical and cultural heritage of the city. Large photos of these magnificent buildings have been put up in the Museum restaurant, while in the adjacent showcase, a dozen others retrace the highlights of the Olympic Winter Games that have just ended.
“Unforgettable Torino”
The “Unforgettable Torino” project is a result of the wish to show the historical and artistic reality of a city that is too often overlooked. As host city of the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006, Turin needed to show all its jewels, even the most hidden ones. During these Games, an exhibition, whose objective was to highlight its cultural heritage, aimed to offer its visitors an unforgettable souvenir, inextricably linked to the Winter Games.
Commissioned by TOROC, then by Kodak and the Olympic Museum
As early as 1999, Bruna Biamino took photos of Turin to illustrate the bid book for the 2006 Games, presented to the IOC Session in Seoul. After the Games were awarded to this city, other images followed and this was how the exhibition shown last February in the Piedmont capital saw the light of day. Spurred on by Kodak and the Olympic Museum, a selection of these shots today highlights some of the magic moments immortalised in Turin.
“Unforgettable Torino”
Olympic Museum restaurant
Until 16 April

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