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Presentation: Unite4Heritage - The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage



Presentation: Unite4Heritage - The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Canada, is pleased to present the conference: The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Italian Task Force "Unite4Heritage" by Fabrizio Parrulli, General of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage. The General will be introduced by the Lieutenant Colonel of the Command of the Carabinieri Giorgio Tommaseo, Police Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Ottawa.


The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage is the first Police Specialized Unit created with the aim to contrast the illicit traffic of Cultural Property. Its structure and tasks have evolved during the years, and its operative results demonstrates the effectiveness of its system. Its most significant tool is the database of illegally removed cultural artifacts “Leonardo”, the biggest database of “stolen works of art” in the world. In 2015, in answer to the increasing threats to Cultural Heritage of Humankind, Italy created the Task Force “Unite4Heritage” (TF U4H), a rapidly deployable unit composed by personnel of the Carabinieri TPC and experts of the Ministry of Culture, that can be sent anywhere in the world (given a security framework) in order to help local authorities in protecting cultural property in danger. The first intervention of the TF U4H, however, was in Italy, in the areas hit by the earthquakes of 2016 and 2017. The intervention of the TF allowed the recovery of all the movable Cultural Property in the area, more than 20000 objects. Two members of the TF are now in Iraq, starting the cooperation work with local authorities in order to assess the damage carried out by ISIL and contrast the looting and the illicit exportation still ongoing in the area.

Brigadier General Fabrizio Parrulli was born in Bari (Italy). He started his military career at the age of 16 when he joined the Military School of “Nunziatella” in Naples. He attended the Military Academy of Modena and he completed his studies at the Carabinieri Commissioned Officers School, in Rome. He has a degree in Law from the University of Parma and a degree in International and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Trieste. He got a Master in International Strategic – Military Studies at the University of Milan jointly with the High Defence Study Centre. On the 26th July 2016 he has been appointed as Commander of the Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Command.

Free event registration Required



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Data: Gio 27 Set 2018

Orario: Dalle 11:00 alle 12:30

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Embassy of Italy in Canada

Ingresso : Libero


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street


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Fabrizio Parrulli