The American Friends of Italian Monumental Sculpture (AFIMS) is dedicated to assisting the City of Genoa in its efforts to preserve the art and artistic legacy of the Camposanto di Staglieno for the education and appreciation of current and future generations. Overflowing with breathtaking artwork, Camposanto di Staglieno in Genoa is one of Italy’s greatest hidden sculptural treasures. Bookmark this page to follow our restoration progress. Learn how your donation helps our mission.
Staglieno – The Art of the Marble CarverThis book, written by AFIMS president Walter S. Arnold, introduces the Camposanto di Staglieno in Genoa, one of Italy’s greatest hidden sculptural treasures. Visit this outdoor museum and revel in the wonders bequeathed to us by the unimaginable effort of many of Europe’s finest marble carvers and sculptors.Paperback, […]
Afims president Walter S. Arnold will present a free slide lecture about the sculpture of Staglieno Cemetery at the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450. Apr. 25, 2017, 6 p.m. More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/staglieno-cemetery-genoas-magnificent-neglected-sculpture-museum-tickets-33016813177 Genoa is not on the “grand tour”of Italy- everyone focuses on Rome, Florence and Venice. Very […]
Restored winter 2016-2017. This restoration was undertaken independently with funding from an anonymous donor in collaboration with established experts in art history and conservation, and carried out in the spirit of supporting the restoration work of the American Friends of Italian Monumental Sculpture (AFIMS).
Genova Quotidiana, an online newspaper about Genoa, has published and article and 17 minute video interview with AFIMS president Walter S Arnold, showing and discussing our work to preserve the masterpieces of Staglieno. You can see the entire article on their website.
Many books about Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa, Italy have been published over the past 150 years. Most are out of print, and many are quite rare and hard to find. Those still in print are generally smaller paperbooks in Italian, often just collections of artistic photographs. Guidebooks with maps are also available at the guard […]