The news came from President of Region Campania Antonio Bassolino on a visit to Toronto. Just one day in Ontario, but quite intense, Bassolino and his staff spent the morning and afternoon with the managers of the Royal Ontario Museum, working on an ambitious project: the exhibition that will mark the return to "normalcy" for the ROM, following the works that began last fall.
Tales from an eruption. 'Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis' is the title of this exhibition that should launch the new face of one of Canada's most famous museums, after renovation work that will be completed in another two years; the expected completion date is set for the fall of 2007. However, such things take time; Bassolino and his staff have thus kick-started the collaboration with the prestigious Canadian institution, and over the coming month technicians of Region Campania and Pompeii's Archaeological Superintendency - the two Italian institutions that organize the exhibition - will meet their Canadian counterparts very often.