When finance meets the arts

SignThe second seminar of the series of meetings organised by the Arcelli Centre for Monetary and LUISS Financial Studies (CASMEF) related to the relation between arts and finance took place today in the Sala delle Colonne in viale Pola. It was an occasion to learn from the lawyer Emmanuele F.M. Emanuele how to match the financial approach with culture and arts.

A lawyer in the High Court of Appeal, a banker and president of the Fondazione Roma, today Emanuele presented his book Arts and Finance at LUISS (published by Edizioni Scientifiche spa).

The Arts and finance are not parallel worlds, as people usually think; but are instead two hemispheres of the same world. Arts not only means aesthetics, but also management. This is especially true in a city such as Rome. The extraordinary “open air museum” in which we have the privilege to live requires the careful management and promotion of its cultural heritage, in order to preserve and protect it.

It thus appears crucial that the artistic approach be paired with an entrepreneurial mind-set, so as to allow a more aware use of it, and by a greater audience.

It is no coincidence that some LUISS students , passionate about the arts, would seize the chance of becoming curators of the exhibitions organised by our Cultural Activities.

Henry David Thoreau once said that this world is but a canvas to our imagination. Being careful about our own world, then, also means being careful about our own creativity and arts, managing it to the greatest effect.

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