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Cetamura del Chianti 50th anniversary

VIP tour group helps celebrate “Cetamura 50”

A novel undertaking for the Cetamura program was the provision of a fixed tour for donors with a special passion for the work at Cetamura. Numerous members of the well-organized Anniversary Committee led by Gregg Anderson played a part as Jessica Rassau developed the calendar of events and Dr. Katherine T. Brown, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland College in Ohio and an expert on Early Renaissance art, signed on as distinguished tour escort. 

The itinerary included two days in Florence, with a visit to the student exhibition at the FSU Study Center and a gala banquet at the Palazzo Borghese, followed by five days in Chianti, to attend the special celebration of the opening of the new Museo alle Origini del Chianti  (Museum at the Origins of Chianti)  in the town of Gaiole in Chianti.  The many activities planned for them ended with a day-long conference on research on Cetamura entitled “Studying the Flora and Fauna of Cetamura: Between Science and Daily Life,” organized by Dr. Lora Holland Goldthwaite, Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and former lab director at Cetamura.