The Italian Government has recently passed a law that includes an “Art bonus” concerning donations in support of Italian public cultural heritage.
Below is an excellent example of corporate social responsibility focused on patronage of artistic heritage.
Recently, the oldest part of Brera’s Palace in Milan, the “Atrium of the Jesuits”, which was once the city’s main entrance has been restored. The restoration was made possible thanks to the contribution by Rigoni di Asiago, in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
Rigoni provided full funding for the restoration works which included among the most important: the Baroque portal of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (1717), the marble bas-relief titled “The Coronation of Napoleon” made by Gaetano Matteo Monti for the Milan Arch of Peace, (the work was never completed due to the fall of Napoleon and it was placed in the palace in late1834).
The Atrium of the Jesuits was the remaining portion of Brera’s Place, home of the Fine Arts Academy and the National Library, that required serious restoration work and thanks to Rigoni the palace was returned to its original splendour.
Rigoni di Asiago is an organic food producer specialising in bee-keeping and in 2014 made its debut in the mini-bond segment, placing mini-bonds to the value of €7m.
Last year the company’s turnover was €80m, of this exports accounted for 15 per cent.
In light of the fact that the company has strengthened its position in the honey, jam and spreads market and thanks to the launch of new organic products, Rigoni aims to close 2015 with annual revenues of €100m.
Rigoni Has Become Milan’s Patron For The Arts speed read:
– Rigoni di Asiago has restored the oldest part of Brera’s Palace in Milan
– It is an excellent example of corporate social responsibility focused on patronage of artistic heritage.
– Rigoni aims to close 2015 with annual revenues of €100m.
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