the past few years, stimulated by our own lifelong cat companions,
we began to devote ourselves to the Cat Culture.
Little by little we began to meet men and women who shared
our views: writers, painters, musicians, scientists - extraordinary
people who loved to create not from duty but for pleasure,
finding their reward in the realisation of their work and
in self-fulfilment. Artists, in other words, and people of
great sensitivity.In 1986, Giordano Alberghini, business manager,
cat lover, discovered that not only was this love for cats
evident in ancient history, art, myths, legends and religions,
but continued like a golden thread across the millennia to
the present time.
He decided, therefore, to found the Academy
of Magical Cats, Witnesses and Inspiration of Art and Civilisation.
An initial group of artists joined immediately with enthusiasm
and, in a short time, this group became an extraordinary point
of cohesion, in Italy and abroad, for all the artists and
thinkers who identify themselves with the supreme
values of Beauty, Creativity, Freedom - those values
which symbolise the cat.