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Aldo Grassini interviewed by Radio China International

Aldo Grassini was delighted to accept an invitation to be interviewed in Esperanto on China Radio International, the international radio service of the People’s Republic of China, which broadcasts in sixty-five languages, including Esperanto.

Alessandra Madella interviewed the Director of the Museo Omero and, once again, the protagonist is the Museo Omero, its mission, its being an example of inclusion, integration and accessibility, a goal which was not achieved without many sacrifices and long delays.

Aldo Grassini, as well as being the founder and director of the Museo Omero, was formerly president of the Italian Esperanto Federation. It was this connection that led to direct contact with the Chinese radio station, which has published the interview with photos and videos.

The interview is arousing interest in Esperantists all over the world and it will soon be translated into Chinese by the Tianjin Esperanto group. We hope to collaborate with Chinese museums in the future.

A meeting to celebrate the centenary of Franco Corelli’s birth

Thursday April 8 2021 at 18:00.
An online event.

The final episode of our “La voce specchio dell’anima” (The voice as mirror of the soul) series is dedicated to Franco Corelli, who was born in Ancona 100 years ago. The Museo Omero, in collaboration with the Amici della Lirica Franco Corelli, has organized a talk which will be presented by the music critic, Fabio Brisighelli. He will illustrate the stages of the great tenor’s amazing career, using recordings of his memorable performances.

The appointment is for Thursday, April 8 at 18:00. You can follow the free event on the Museo Omero’s Zoom platform by booking at our e-mail address The event will also be available as a live stream on the pagina YouTube del Museo Omero.

Architectural model of the Cathedral of Brasilia

Kindly donated by the Fazenda-Escola Bona Espero.

The Museo Omero’s collection now includes an architectural model of Brasilia Cathedral, designed by the Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1970.

The model was donated by the Fazenda – Escola Bona Espero, which is located 250 kilometers north of Brasilia, in the middle of the savannah. Founded and run by Esperantists, the Fazenda was created as a community and school for poor children in Brazil and has grown to become a cultural centre. Aldo Grassini and his wife, Daniela Bottegoni, have supported it for many years.

The Museo Omero has close links with Esperantists all over the world, being one of the few museum websites (perhaps the only one) to provide an Esperanto translation, a truly “democratic” choice for all cultures.

The architectural model of the Cathedral of Brasilia was made by a craftsman, from wood. About 35cm high and 50cm wide, this soaring structure with its hyperbolic geometry can be fully explored by touch. The building represents hands holding up a cross towards heaven.
Thanks to this donation, visitors will be able to comprehend the modern, complex, futuristic architecture of this Cathedral, which is dedicated to Nossa Senhora Aparecida (The Apparition of Our Lady).