The “Gazzetta del Popolo” 1848-1983. 135 years of history, journalism and culture

The exhibition, organized by the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano, the Consiglio Regionale del Piemonte and the Polo del ‘900, reconstructs the long history of the “Gazzetta del Popolo”, from its origins in 1848 to the closure of the newspaper in 1983, with an exhibition in three locations. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Order of Journalists, the Pestelli Centre, the Departments of Humanities and Historical Studies of the University of Torino, the Mondovì Printing Museum and the Donat Cattin Foundation.

At the ‘Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano’, the exhibition of documents, photographs, prints, objects and first pages, mostly from the historical archive of the “Gazzetta del Popolo”, kept at the Museum, covers the years from 1848 to 1915 in four chronological and thematic sections. Its origins in 1848, marked the entry of a novel newspaper into the world of news media. Accessible in terms of format, language and price, it was aimed at increasingly diverse sections of the population and supported the patriotic struggle, until Torino ceased to be the Italian capital. From supporting the politics of Francesco Crispi, it grew with the new century into a complex instrument for information that progressively assumed aspects and dimensions of a more industrial nature, up to Italy’s entrance in World War I. The “Gazzetta” supported the war with an articulated program of mobilization and propaganda, while playing a primary role in the course of the conflict.

From April 18th to May 19th 2019