Images of Middle-Earth

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Images from the Middle Earth was an international Tolkien art exhibition conceived and curated by Davide Martini (Martini is now art director at Greisinger Museum[1]) that started in Italy including more than 170 artworks.[a]

The exhibition was first held in August 2002 at the Agolanti Fortress, Riccione, visited by 8,000 people. It continued on to:

  • Forlì – Palazzo Albertini from 19 December 2002 to 6 January 2003, visited by over 1,000 people after 15 days from the opening[2]
  • Rome – Castel S.Angelo from 13 January to 2 February 2003, with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Goods, visited by over 15,000 people[2]
  • Ancona – Mole Vanvitelliana from 15 February to 23 March 2003, with the support of the Province of Ancona, visited by 3,000 people[2]
  • Forlì – Rocca di Ravaldino from 6 to 10 July 2003[2]
  • San Daniele del Friuli (Udine) – Sala delle Esposizioni from 5 to 7 September 2003,[2] in occasion of the 10th Hobbiton, with the support of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Provinces of Udine, visited by 12,000 people.

The exhibition was eventually reconceived and enriched with new important acquisitions (over 70 new artworks) on occasion of the following dates:

  • RomeVilla Celimontana from 21 December 2003 to 25 January 2004, with the support of the European Parliament (Bureau for Italy), the Council Presidency and the Ministry of Communication, the Municipality of Rome (Cultural Politics Assessorship, Culture and Sport Department, Entertainment Bureau), the Embassy of New Zealand in Italy and the Tolkien Society, visited by 30,000 people[2]
  • Danzig, Poland – The Green Gate (Zielona Brama) from 21 February to 18 April 2004,[2] with the support of the Region of Pomerania and the Province of Danzig, visited by 40,000 people[2]
  • Wroclaw, Poland[2] – The City Arsenal – from 26 April to 20 July 2004 - visited by 30,000 people
  • Riolo Terme - Rocca Trecentesca from 1 to 29 November 2004 with the support of Regione Emilia Romagna, Province of Bologna and IBC
  • Trani – Castello Svevo from 5 to 29 March 2005 with the support of Regione Puglia and Province of Bari, Sopraintendenza BAP of Puglia visited by 10,000 people
  • Bari – Palazzo della Provincia from 1 to 25 April 2005 with the support of Regione Puglia and Province of Bari, Sopraintendenza BAP of Puglia – visited by 8,000 people.

In 2005, the exhibition was held at the Musei di San Domenico in Imola, Italy from 3 June to 3 July.



  1. ^ Judging from the index at, the exhibition's website was not updated any more in a period between 29 August 2005 and sometime in December 2007. As of 2010 the original website is no longer available.


  1. ^ a b "Milano in Fantasy: un week end nella Terra di Mezzo tra elfi, draghi e maghi". Il Giorno (in Italian). 18 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Immagini dalla Terra di Mezzo". ArsKey (in Italian). 26 April 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2016.