The idea to create a European Studies Center of Medieval Music in Umbria came from several considerations:
the historical vocation of the city, the region that spirituality and culture born in the Middle Ages finds its deepest identity;
sensitivity, interest in the Middle Ages thanks to the numerous festivals of medieval setting (Calendimaggio of Assisi, Ring Race in Narni, Market Gaite of Bevagna and many others) that have contributed in recent decades to give birth to a large number cultural realities of amateur and professional;
the artistic, urban, monumental that makes the historical center of Umbria a natural venue for cultural activities.
The European Studies Center of Medieval Music “Adolfo Broegg” (Cesab) organizes training courses, seminars, Master, Conventions on medieval music, Renaissance in order to create connection in the field of educational activities, research, interpretation between Umbria and Italian universities, foreign-tanks of international early music. You insert it in the European circuit structures that have long been involved in musical education, first of all, the Fondation Royamont Paris, with which the Micrologus began collaborating in 2001.
The Scientific Committee of the Center is available to institutions for consulting, projects relating to the deepening of the issues within its competence as well as for the design of festivals, pageants. It is based in Spello in the Church of Our Lady of Consolation of Prato, recently restored, which houses a permanent instrument of Adolfo Broegg donated by the family and in use Micrologus Association founded by Adolfo with Patrizia Bovi, Goffredo Degli Esposti and Gabriele Russo.
The permanent exhibition is the starting point for educational courses on violin making, iconography, conference and concerts. The instruments on display are not only to admire but are played in the various initiatives.