In 1947, Emperor Augustus statue, with no artistic value, was moved from Pula to Venice by the Istrian exiles, as a symbol of their homeland. A painting was stolen from a church, in order not to leave it in a territory that was to be ceded to Yugoslavia. Religious relics can assume a political meaning, and the homecoming of a hero’s remains has strong symbolic value. The symbolic value of cultural heritage often goes beyond its artistic, historic or economic value.
|Titolo:||Removing the Emperor from Pula and Excommunicating the Thieves of an Altarpiece: the Symbolic Meaning of Cultural Heritage|
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