The Etruscans

A European Civilisation at the Crossroads of Culture - Funded by the International Museum Fellowship Programme

In preparation for the major exhibition “The Etruscans”, this project aims to experiment with a new form of international cooperation. Curators from Italian museums and historical preservation agencies will team up with curators from the Badisches Landesmuseum. The binational team will collaborate in all matters, from planning the exhibition and conducting research to selecting the items for display. A fellow from Italy will be given the opportunity to develop his/her own exhibition module.

Recent discoveries illuminating Etruscan culture and lifestyle attest to their historical and cultural relevance. The subject is especially topical in academic circles as research from the past decade has painted a sharper image of this culture which has often been described as strange and mysterious.

The Etruscans may well represent a paradigm for functioning multicultural and polyethnic communities, as they succeeded in building an intercultural and transcultural identity through intensive cultural transfer and interaction. This too is reason enough for modern society to reacquaint itself with this ancient culture.

The International Museum Fellowship programme

With this funding programme, the Federal Cultural Foundation enabled guest curators and researchers from abroad to work at museums or public collections in Germany for a duration of 18 months.


Rosario Maria Anzalone, Fellow at the Badisches Landesmuseum

The Italian archaeologist, Dr. Rosario Maria Anzalone (*1981) has been conducting his research activity between Italy and Greece. He is particularly concerned with the rise of the Greek polis in the Early Iron Age as well as with the archaeology of western Greek cities of Sicily and Magna Graecia. As fellow of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe he cooperated to the exhibition “the Etruscans”. His work had a particular focus on the perception of the Etruscan heritage and the protection of Italian cultural landscape.


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  • 16 December, 2017 : Exhibition "The Etruscans"

    Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe


Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

Schloßbezirk 10
76131 Karlsruhe (external link, opens in a new window)