IES Abroad Rome & LoveItaly! Host Pompeii Restoration Fundraising Gala

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Anna Egan
June 24, 2016

IES Abroad Rome students recently participated in a fundraising gala with LoveItaly!, dedicated to the restoration of the Cubiculum in the Domus of the Centaur in Pompeii. As one of the most important examples of Pompeian style, the Cubiculum (Latin for "bedroom") has always raised conservation interests because it is one of the finest examples of a bedroom that dates back to the 2nd century BCE, when the city of Pompeii was in its golden age.

Sponsored by our IES Abroad Rome Center, the event was partially organized by IES Abroad Rome student Samantha Weil (Ithaca College) as part of her semester-long social action internship with our Language & Area Studies Program.

Gala profits generated €4,058 for LoveItaly!—a non-profit initiative devoted to the preservation, support, and value enhancement of Italian cultural heritage. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Pompeii’s House of the Centaur, and contribute to almost 10% of the total crowdfunding objective of €53,000.

Want to learn more about studying cultural heritage management in Rome? Our Center now offers a new 12-week Tourism & Cultural Heritage Management Program for $12,000—learn more now!

IES Abroad Rome students dressed up and enjoying the LoveItaly! Gala.

IES Abroad students mingling with gala attendees.

Event Attendees in the Stadium of Domitian in Rome.

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Anna Egan

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