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Italian Pink Floyd Day II and launch of Floydseum Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 02 May 2013
Pink Floyd Day II
Pink Floyd Day II
Pink Floyd Day II

Last month we told you about Pink Floyd Day II which was being held in Brescia, Italy, on April 27th. The event proved a great success, with a resounding response from the public that spent all afternoon enjoying the exhibition of rare Pink Floyd material from private collections [see pictures, right, kindly supplied by Alberto Durgante].

Along with the exhibition was the official launch press conference of the new initiative known as the Floydseum, a virtual, 3D museum dedicated to the world of collecting Pink Floyd, a museum that had visitors praising the "beauty and the high degree of technological innovation". In addition to this the Floydseum offered an exhibition of rare autographed prints (mostly autographed by the late Storm Thorgerson) and live photos of Pink Floyd made ??available by collectors from around the world. The stand of Floydseum was also visited by the host of the evening, live vocalist for Pink Floyd in the band's latter years, Durga McBroom, who signed many autographs, as well as a special "Wall" of signatures and dedications, before heading to the stage to perform with Italian Floyd tribute band, Wit Matrix. Durga sang several songs including a sweet "The Great Gig in the Sky" dedicated to Storm.

More information on the Floydseum comes courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine in Italy, who have just published an interview (in Italian, naturally) with Alberto Durgante. (For an English translation, click here.)

RS note that 'it is the first time that Waters and his associates are seen dedicated in an entire "virtual museum", where adoring fans and curious music lovers can delight to admire very rare pieces from private collections, jealously kept secret until today. Durgante said that he, along with a handful of others, were "passionate collectors, who for many years have formed a network of friends and colleagues around the world, and wanted to build something that, albeit virtual, could remain over time. The Pink Floyd, for what they represent, deserve to be preserved and transmitted to future generations."'

Durgante was keen to point out that it wasn't an opportunity for people to boast about their collection. "For us it is the opposite. Our goal is not only to unite people with a common passion around the world but also to share, with the greatest possible number of fans, these unique items that not everyone can afford - and even those who can afford it cannot have them all - showing the beauty of those objects..." Click here to visit the Floydseum which over time will grow to what we suspect will be an essential, and fascinating, resource.

 
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