2015 - August / Archita (Italy)

August 2015
Special concert held in Archita with international artists and audience Photos

2014 - October / Florence (Italy)

UNESCO World Forum on Culture & Cultural Industries
2-4 October 2014
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova met with the Trustees Elizabeth Tsakiroglou and Michael Carrington to discuss the potential for a UNESCO Conference in Romania in 2015. Photos

2013 - November / Matera (Italy)

UNESCO Landscape of the Caves Conference Event
21-23 November 2013
International event on Protection of Landscapes co-partnered with ITKI, Ipogea and the City of Matera. Details and photos

2012 - September / Florence (Italy)

UNESCO Heritage Program 40th Anniversary Event
19-21 September 2012
International Protection of Landscapes meeting introducing the UNESCO International Traditional Knowledge Institute and special screening of "Decoding Dacia," a new documentary by Foundation Trustee Dan Dimancescu

2011 - July / Naples (Italy)

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNESCO mtg. attended by The Minister of Culture of the National Transitional Council of Libya (

2010 - August / Archita/Arkeden (Romania)

Festival celebrating restoration & regeneration work funded by the Asociatia Maria Nobrega (

2010 - May / Florence (Italy)

The International Traditional Knowledge Institute was formally established with a vote of the Bagno A Rapoli Council (

2009 - November / London (England)

Reception at the House of Commons hosted by the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brazil with the Maria Nobrega Foundation

2009 - July /
Florence (Italy) - SEE

International Conference on Traditional Knowledge and Living Heritage, Florence, Italy
Co-ordinated by Maria Nobrega Foundation and IPOGEA

2008 - November /
Rome (Italy)

Fundraising Receptions held at The Brazilian Embassies to the Holy See and The Republic of Italy, Rome

2008 - September /
Cyrene (Libya)

Return visit to Cyrene, Libya

2007 - November /
Olinda (Brazil) - SEE

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Regional Conference REPORT
Historic Urban Landscapes in the Americas
Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil / Co-Sponsored by Fundacao Maria Nobrega

2007 - September /
Cyrene (Libya) - SEE

The Cyrene Declaration, Cyrene, Libya

2006 - November / Venice (Italy)

The Venice Charter Revisited, Venice, Italy

2005 - September /
Olinda (Brazil)

Co-operation and Joint Venture Agreements signed with The State of Pernambuco,The Municipality of Olinda, The Order of Franciscans, The Missionary Order of Misericorda and The Archbishop of Olinda and Recife

2005 - February / New York (New York)

Art in the Park - Fund-raising Event
Florence, Italy
Cyrene, Libya
Rome, Italy
Olinda, Brazil
Florence, Italy
Naples, Italy
Florence, Italy

Left: Col,. Carrington presentation

Documentary "Decoding Dacia"; background on the film can be seen here.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tsakiroglou, President of Maria Nobrega Fndtn, and Dr. Deac at a centennial event in Tirgu Mures, Romania
With Director General Irina Bokova (UNESCO) at the World Forum in Florence, Italy
Matera, Italy
Second Music Festival / Archita