In an analogue and digital interactive travelling exhibition of the world’s most coveted masterpieces, it unites today’s forefront of cultural expertise and ownership.
On a voyage from Venice through Istanbul to the Middle East, Shanghai and Singapore, our inclusive curation of top-tier artworks aims to unify continents in their centuries-old expression of humanity’s fundamental quest for growth. We strive to hold up Marco Polo’s historical blueprint for the simple truth that differences must be embraced for wealth, art and knowledge to flourish.
Following Marco Polo’s courageous journey to pursue an open exchange of culture and goods, MarcoPolo700 celebrates the Venetian merchant’s spirit of vivid trade and learning without limits.
In practical testimony to this mission, MarcoPolo700 Foundation will additionally organize annual digital art competitions for students among participating cities. Dedicated to the next generation’s outlook, this educational ambition is to foster creativity and technological understanding, while promoting appreciation of different cultures.
These competitions can foster creativity, promote cultural exchange, and inspire understanding and appreciation among diverse groups."
The cornerstone of the travelling exhibition is a unique traveling digital and physical art curation featuring artworks rarely been seen in public before.
The exhibition will visit 10 major cities along Marco Polo’s footsteps starting in Venice, Italy finding its way to China.
The exhibition will be complemented by an innovative digital platform accessible from anywhere.
Our MarcoPolo700 Foundation's research focus will be connecting the historical research on MarcoPolo's iconic journey to the East with current-day contexts by various researchers from Italy, France, Germany, U.K., Japan & China.
Our Foundation seeks for continued funding for expanded research focusing with special emphasis on cross border collaboration amongst researchers from Università Ca' Foscari of Italy, Durham University of U.K., Université de Toulouse of France, Universität Stuttgart of Germany, National University of Singapore & Beijing University of China.
Our Foundation aims at bringing MarcoPolo's story into meaningful dialog from East to West, as well as from West to East amongst diverse EastWest's cultures, histories, religions, norms, and languages.
Our Foundation is working to inviting international MarcoPolo researchers from UK, Europe, Turkey, Middle East and Asia in collaboration with art historians, modern linguists, anthropologists, free trade policy makers, global economists, etc. to examine historical manuscripts, artefacts, old maps, arts which had lasting legacy on intercultural understanding especially at times of global tensions and wars dividing peoples in various region of the world.