Aurea Signa was formed in 2004 by Cesare Verona, a director of the Association and the managing director of Aurora. The Association aims to promote the art of writing, its instruments and techniques, while forging strong bonds with the community thanks to a series of projects and collaborations over the years. The biggest project undertaken by Aurea Signa is Officina della Scrittura, the first museum dedicated to script and pencraft. It was created to tell the story of human writing from its origins. With this important project, Aurea Signa aimed to create a place to be shared by all enthusiasts of writing: authors, designers, architects and makers. In doing so, the Museum has become a venue for research, education and dissemination of the culture of writing.
BODIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mario Montalcini (President) Dario Disegni (Vice President) Cesare Verona (Director)
Vittorio Bo (Museology) Ernesto Ferrero (Cultural Content) Paolo Mulassano (Education) Erminio Murrau (Aurora Historian) Alberto Sinigaglia (International Relations) Cesare Verona (Aurora Historian) Ermanno Tedeschi (Contemporary Art)
Giovanni Rayneri Erica Menis Claudio Bermond
IS THE 5×1000 AN EXTRA COST?
No. The 5×1000 gives taxpayers the opportunity to support social causes. If you decide not to contribute, the 5×1000 share of your personal income tax is retained by the State.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
Enter your signature and tax code 976.53.63.0018 in the 5X1000 space on your tax return form.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTION
The funds we raise will support the Museum in promoting, developing and protecting cultural heritage related to writing.
Officina della Scrittura aims to attract visitors, interest and investment in order to revitalise the Barca-Bertolla district of Turin. In particular, its ambition is to restore the Abbey of St James of Stura, a Benedictine complex founded in 1146, which has now been returned to the community.
The Museum works with schools of every level to raise the profile of handwriting and pencraft among the younger generations. Scientific studies are increasingly showing that learning cursive handwriting has a beneficial effect on linguistic and cognitive development.
THE PEN FACTORY
Officina della Scrittura actively contributes to restoring the dignity and meaning of the artisanal crafts of bygone days. It is a place to discover, recognise and learn the skills of these professions, in which Italy excels.
Officina della Scrittura is a landmark for collectors of documents, cultural artefacts, writing instruments and works of art related to script and handwriting. The Museum organises art exhibitions and promotes historic and artistic research in these fields.
Officina della Scrittura was made possible thanks to the commitment of the Verona family, and the contribution of: