From November 16th 2011 Cini Foundation On November 16th 2011, at the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the Island of San Giorgio (Venice), at 11.30 am, the new ELONORA DUSE ROOM was officially presented to the public, a new permanent space dedicated to the memory of the great Italian actress. The project stems from the desire to turning the Eleonora Duse Archives of the Giorgio Cini Foundation into a “place” open to the public to discover and visit. The valuable collection of materials housed at the Study Centre for documentary research on the European theatre and music drama represents an inexhaustible source to understand the life and art of one of the most important Italian theatrical actresses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the undisputed symbol of modern theatre. Precisely in Venice she had been looking for - and virtually found - a welcoming atmosphere and a home where to live for quite some time. The new space dedicated to Duse will give visitors the chance to admire part of the documents preserved in the rich Archives: autographs, including letters, scripts, accounting documents and company records, as well as original photographs, personal items, clothes and a part of her furniture. The layout of the setting up allows displaying and developing different themes that characterized her art or distinct periods of her life, themes which will form the guidelines for temporary exhibitions.