February 10 – June 23, 2024
- EXHIBITION VENUE
Civic Museum of Modena
An encrypted manuscript from the collections of the Modena Risorgimento belongs to the Civic Museum of Modena. It was written by the poet and patriot Pietro Giannone, a political exile in contact with Mazzini who spent his life for Italian Unity and Independence.
Remained inviolate for over 140 years, the encrypted text was decoded with the use of a particular and elaborate software.
Surprisingly, the poem revealed not a secret history of the Risorgimento but an erotic-libertine, highly licentious content.
From Saturday 10 February 2024 the Civic Museum will exhibit the encrypted code and other materials relating to the author. A video installation and a multimedia station will also allow you to discover the world of cryptography and experiment with encrypted code.