The Museum


Dedicated to the Italian art of the 20th century, the Novecento Museum offers a selection of around 300 works located in 15 exhibition areas, in addition to a study room, a cabinet for drawings and prints and a room for conferences and projections. A journey backwards from the Nineties to the first decades of the Twentieth century retraces the unique artistic season that saw Florence as one of the most vital centres through paintings, sculptures, videos, installations and documents. The museum, structured chronologically, thematically and in an interdisciplinary way, creates an immersive experience which combines artworks with multimedia conveniences, sound devices, video halls.
Created after nearly half a century of proposals and projects, it exhibits a part of Florence’s collections, as well as the artworks and documents related to the last decades, granted on a free loan by artists, collectors and authorities, who have generously supported the birth of this new institution. The rooms dedicated to the town collections show, on a rotating basis, the many donations of artists and collectors that arrived in Florence thanks to the plea the critic Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti made after the 1966 flood, including the prestigious collection of Alberto Della Ragione.

The Museum project has been developed on a double level: on one side it integrates Italy’s heritage with evidence of historical events, of national and international appeal, which marked the territory from the Nineties until the second half of the Seventies; on the other side it creates a historical tale that links the civic collections of the Twentieth century to the history of the city with artworks from the Sixties to the beginning of the century. Such an experience does not aim to offer an exhaustive story of the artistic events of the Italian Twentieth century but it does want to offer a critical cross-section on the “short century” and its representation.




mayor/

Dario Nardella

General director/

Ing. Giacomo Parenti

Director of cultural affairs/

Lucia Bartoli

Scientific curator of the museological project/

Valentina Gensini

Curator of the 20th century Civic Collection/

Antonella Nesi

Admisitrative and organizational coordination/

Alessandra Barbieri, Silvia Penna, Michele Rossi, Susanna Giovannuzzi, Alida Magherini, Silvia Gozzi

Scientific consultant/

Prof.sa Maria Grazia Messina

Scientific coordination of the research groups and the multimedia project/

Valentina Gensini, Associazione Mus.e

Research and coordination for multimedia/

Francesca Neri, Associazione Mus.e

Scientific secretariat and video contents/

Stefania Rispoli, Associazione Mus.e

Editorial review/

Eva Francioli, Associazione Mus.e

Communication/

Giovanni Carta
Vanessa Giovannini, Direzione Cultura
Lorenzo Valloriani e Daniele Pasquini, Associazione Mus.e

Supervisor of multimedia and museum educational projects/

Valentina Zucchi, Associazione Mus.e

Supervisor of services/

Monica Consoli, Associazione Mus.e

Welcome service, ticketing and auxiliary services/

Associazione Mus.e

security service/

C.I.S.


Direction of technical services, managing director of proceedings/

Ing. Michele Mazzoni

Museographical design, General technical coordination/

Arch. Giorgio Caselli

Museographical design and exhibition solutions/

Daniele Gualandi
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Arch. Nicola Santini e Pier Paolo Taddei,
Coll. Lily Kani e Julia Salas

Operational management of architectural works/

Massimo Occupati

Electrical and special systems/

Valter Masini, Alessio Giachiws

Mechanical and special systems/

Filippo Cioni, Lorenzo Cappugi

Coordination of site security/

Paolo Ferrara

corporate identity/

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Claudia Astarita e Giuditta Valentina Gentile

webdesign and development/
Direction of the Restoration of the building/

Arch. Patrizia Moreno

Loans and deposits management/

Claudia Bardelloni e Cristina Poggi, Direzione cultura

Artworks restoration/

Filippo Capellaro, Silvia Fiaschi, Loredana Gallo, Rossella Lari, Nicola Savioli

Research group for the civic collections artworks/

Alessia Castellani, Ilaria Cicali, Chiara Fabi, Rachele Ferrario, Davide Lacagnina, Lucia Mannini, Lucia Minunno, Giovanni Rubino, Francesca Sborgi, Chiara Toti, Desdemona Ventroni, Denis Viva

Scientific consultants for interdisciplinary researches/

Andrea Aleardi, Marino Biondi, Andrea Branzi, Moreno Bucci, Francesco Galluzzi, Carolina Gestri, Marinella Guatterini, Silvia Lucchesi, Gloria Manghetti, Anna Mazzanti, Gregorio Moppi, Arabella Natalini, Stefania Ricci, Michele Rossi, Luca Scarlini, Giovanna Uzzani, Giovanni Vitali

Multimedia and information systems/

Riccardo Innocenti, Gianluca Vannuccini, Benedetto Femia, Leonardo Ricci, Andrea Tombelli

Multimedia/

Linea Comune S.p.a.

lending institutions and collectors/

Archivio Alberto Moretti/Galleria Schema
Archivio Melotti
Massimo Ceccherini
Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci-CID/Arti Visive, Prato
CSAC-Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione Università di Parma
Centro Studi Poltronova
Vittorio Dapelo
Fondazione e Museo Primo Conti Onlus
Luciano Formica
Museo Ardengo Soffici
Carlo Palli
Cosima Scheggi

Lending artists/

Archizoom
 (Dario e Lucia Bartolini, Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi)
Marco Bagnoli
Dario Bartolini
Massimo Becattini
Lapo Binazzi
Andrea Branzi
Alberto Breschi
Carlo Caldini
Gilberto Corretti
Daniela De Lorenzo
Giampaolo Di Cocco
Piero Frassinelli
Andrea Granchi
Carlo Guaita
Daniele Lombardi
Lucia Marcucci
Paolo Masi
Maurizio Nannucci
Renato Ranaldi
Remo Salvadori
Superstudio
 (Piero Frassinelli, Alessandro Magris, Roberto Magris, Adolfo Natalini, Alessandro Poli, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia)
Zona Archives

Partner Institutions/

Archivio di Stato di Firenze
Archivio Giorgini
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato)
Centro Studi Palazzeschi, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Fondazione e Museo Primo Conti Onlus
Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci
Fondazione Ragghianti (Lucca)
Fondazione Sistema Toscana
Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux
Galleria d’arte moderna di Palazzo Pitti
Istituto Luce
Museo Ardengo Soffici
Provincia di Pistoia
Rai Teche
Regione Toscana
Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze
Tempo Reale, Centro di ricerca, Produzione e Didattica musicale
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Acknowledgements/

The Artists
Andrea Aleardi
Davide Baldi
Francesca Balena
Anna Bisceglia
Lorenzo Brumi
Lucia De Siervo
Fondazione Fabbrica Europa
Sergio Givone
Antonio Godoli
Andrea Jengo
Dora Liscia
Gianni Melotti
Gloria Manghetti
Gregorio Moppi
Carlo Palli
Valerio Pelini
Stefano Pezzato
Elena Pianea
Maria Antonietta Romano
Daniele Spini
Giovanna Uzzani
Desdemona Ventroni
Denis Viva

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