Sciarada is a comic-strip story Manfredi Ciminale set at the Museo delle Civiltà.
How strange, that encounter along the great river. A native hands the explorer a gift: a mysterious box. What could possibly be inside? To find out takes a curious mind, an ability to notice things and ears open wide, because items from far-off and ancient civilizations talk to us. It takes just a second to be dragged into a whirlwind of adventure and incredible tales. The story of humanity itself. Are you ready to come on this journey? Then listen up: “I have encountered shamen, hunters, divinities, thieves, merchants and globetrotters…”
The Museum of Civilizations was created in Rome in September 2016 through a fusion of five important institutions: the Museo Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”, the Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari “Lamberto Loria”, the Museo d’Arte Orientale “Giuseppe Tucci”, the Museo dell’Alto Medioevo “Alessandra Vaccaro” and the Museo Italo-Africano.
The birth of this major cultural centre has made it possible to take a unified and innovative approach to the management and promotion of archaeological and ethnographic collections unparalleled in Italy so as to interest an increasingly large public in sectors of the national heritage once regarded as the exclusive preserve of scholars and specialists.