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3 March 2021

International meeting of representatives of TAOM and the Romaldo Del Bianco Foundation

On February 11, at the Togliatti Academy of Management, a meeting of representatives of TAOM and leaders of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation took place. The meeting is dedicated to the official opening and presentation of the photo exhibition «Florence in the World, the World in Florence», which was organized by the foundation and intended for partners, universities and friends of the foundation.

Representatives of the Togliatti Academy of Management:


- Vice-rector for international affairs - Ekaterina Dmitrievna Kachura;


- Head of the Department of Design - Elena Vladimirovna Vishnevskaya, international expert of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation;


- 1st year students, including the direction "Design"

The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco in Florence, after thirty years of activity, has united universities with the aim of spreading knowledge between countries belonging to different cultures and promoting the spread and affirmation of universal values such as respect and harmony among peoples. The Foundation has developed the idea of the Life Beyond Tourism movement to offer a virtual platform for mutual learning and cultural knowledge based on such fundamental elements as travel, youth, intercultural interaction, culture, heritage, dialogue, knowledge, respect. This will allow you to experience the spirit of the place with its cultural expressions and traditional knowledge in its past, present and future prospects. The mission of the foundation is to contribute to the development of world peace. The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation's motto is: “For world peace, among young people from different countries, through culture. Meeting, acquaintance, understanding each other for the development of friendship between people "

The Foundation promotes closer international integration of young people: young people are most open to meeting each other and learning about the different traditions and cultures of their peers, young people have the strongest desire to learn the history and art of different cultures.

The Foundation emphasizes that the value of beauty and versatility of artistic and architectural heritage flows from their ability to transmit cultural and personal exchanges between people. Through various meetings, exhibitions, concerts and other initiatives supported by the Foundation and universities, students from different cultures will be able to get to know each other, exchange knowledge and develop friendships. Culture is a powerful engine of the world.

The participants of the opening event of the exhibition on February 11 were the following:

  • the President of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, Paolo Del Bianco;
  • President of the Life Beyond Tourism Movement, Carlotta Del Bianco;
  • Governor of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani
  • Deputy Mayor of Florence for Culture and International Relations) Tommaso Sacchi;
  • President of the Tuscany Region, Eugenio Giani
  • Councilors of the Municipality of Florence Tommaso Sacchi and Cecilia Del Re
  • Member of the Board of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation Corinna Del Bianco
  • representatives of universities from different countries:
  • Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz (Magdalena Katzperska)
  • Azerbaijan Tourism Management University
  • Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Foundation "Ulyanovsk - the cultural capital"
  • International Educational Corporation (KazGASA campus) Kazakhstan
  • Ivanovo State University
  • Kyoto Seika University, Japan
  • University of Leuven / Davidsfonds Cultuurreizen
  • Lublin Technical University
  • New educational institute of Tbilisi
  • Riga Technical University
  • Tambov State Technical University
  • UCLGA African Academy of Local Government)
  • University of Massachusetts USA
  • Togliatti academy of management, Russia

The opening and presentation of the photo exhibition “Florence in the World, Peace in Florence” took place online in English and Italian.

The exhibition includes 16 photographic triptychs (unpublished photographs by Corinna Del Bianco) that capture in an instant the beauty of Florence and its surroundings, with its landscapes, architectural details and cultural expressions.

The exhibition presented by the foundation on February 11 will continue to travel the world, including coming to Russia, to the Togliatti Academy of Management. Everyone will be able to see photographs in the TAOM exhibition gallery. The exhibition is innovative using digital technologies. The posters are equipped with NFC technology, which allows guests to access additional online content simply by placing their smartphone next to each poster. The opening hours of the exhibition will be announced additionally on the TAOM website.

Students and teachers of TAOM will prepare a similar exhibition within the framework of research projects of TAOM on the themes: "Tolyatti textures" and "Travel for values - the true spirit of the Togliatti place - Samara region" dedicated to local cultural self-expression, traditional knowledge and customs and will present it in the fall in Florence at the International Festival of Cultural Expression at the invitation of the leaders of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation.

In 2021, the International Festival of Cultural Expression will be the ideal global intersection of cultural identities, the pursuit of knowledge, respect and dialogue, and encouraging a post-pandemic journey for values.

by Maxim Maskeev, Alway searching for something new
Togliatti Academy of Management


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