14 Jan 2021

MORE MUSEUM. The future of museums between crisis and rebirth, changes and new scenarios

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14January 2021


9:30 – 19:00

Museo Novecento

Online Event


Dario Franceschini

Minister for Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism

Dario Nardella

Mayor of Florence

Massimo Osanna

General Director of Italian Museums

Thursday, January 14, a online conference with more than 40 guests including directors and representatives of museums and cultural institutions. The Minister of Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini and the Mayor Dario Nardella will open the event.

A online conference, the first of its kind in Italy after the outbreak of the pandemic, for a 360-degree reflection on the present and especially on the future of italian museums, from months in deep suffering because of repeated closures.

Next Thursday, January 14, a online conference organised by the Department of Culture of the City of Florence together with MUS.E and Museo Novecento, with the title “More Museum: the future of museums between crisis and rebirt, changes and new scenarios”, scheduled from 9.30a.m to 7.00p.m.

The conference, that will be visible at the following link https://vimeo.com/event/596508/embed will open with an intervention of the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini, which will be followed by one of Florence’s MajorDario Nardella.

To the General Director of Italian Museums, Massimo Osanna, the task of introducing the main themes on which the conference will focus, followed by other interventions divided into 12 panels of 30 minutes each.

Following interventions are also previewed:

Of Culture Councillors of Florence, Milan and Turin, Tommaso Sacchi, Filippo Del Corno e Francesca Leon; di Sylvain Bellenger, Director of Museo and Real Bosco of Capodimonte of Naples, Christian Greco, Director of Egyptian Museum of Turin, Giovanna Melandri Presidente MAXXI; Anna Maria Montaldo, Director of Museo Novecento, Milan; Eike Schmidt, Director of Gallerie degli Uffizi; Barbara Jatta, Director of Vatican Museums; Sergio Risaliti, Artistic Director of Museo Novecento; Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Director of Parco Archeologico of Paestum; Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale of Milano; Laura Valente, President of Fondazione Donnaregina for Contemporary Arts and museo Madre of Naples; Vittorio Sgarbi, President of Mart – Museum of Modern and Conteporary Art of Trient and Rovereto; Tiziana Maffei, Director of Reggia di Caserta; Gabriella Belli, Director of Fondazione Civic Museums of Venice; Alfonsina Russo, Director of Parco Archeologico of Colosseum; Karole P. B. Vail, Director of the Museum and Fondazione Guggenheim of Venice; Stefano Casciu, Director of Polo Museale Toscano; Giovanni Iovane, Director of Accademia Belle Arti of Brera; Aurelie Filippetti, Director of Villa Finaly – Chancellerie des Universités de Paris; Paolo Giulierini, Director of Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Naples; Bruno Racine, Director of Palazzo Grassi- Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection, Venice; Marion Piffer Damiani, President of Fondazione Museion, Bozen; Stefano Karadjov, Director of Fondazione Brescia Musei; Lorenzo Giusti, Director of GAMeC, Bergamo; Andrea Bruciati, Director of Villa Adriana And Villa d’Este, Tivoli; Stefano Baia Curioni, Director of Fondazione Palazzo Te, Mantua; Evelina De Castro, Director of Regional Gallery of the Sicily Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo; Serena Bertolucci, Director of Palazzo Ducale, Genoa; Lorenzo Balbi, Director of MAMbo- Museum of Modern Art in Bologna; Francesca Cappelletti, Director of Galleria Borghese, Rome; Enrica Pagella, Director of Royal Museums of Turin; Cristiana Perrella, Director of Museo Pecci, Prato; Giulio Manieri Elia, Director of Galleria dell’Accademia of Venice; and Valdo Spini President of the Association of Italian Cultural Insitutions.

Through the comparaison between the major exponents of italian and european museum institutions, the conference will lead to reflect on the redefinition of museum structures, that from the traditional conservative and valorizing functionality add new forms of cultural mediation, communication and dissemination of knowledge, by using platforms and innovative technologies. A similar aspect, that opens the museum dimension to unusual perspectives until recently, is central especially in this phase, where visitors’ phisical presence in art places (museums, archaeological parks, churches and other sites) is reduced if not zeroed for health reasons.

Florence proves to be the right place for an extended discussion on the past, present and future of museums. Right in Florence in 1789 by the will of the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena the Uffizi Gallery was opened to the public, one of the first museums in the world thought and managed in a modern sense. Then one cannot transcend from the most enlightened principles that gave rise to museums and those relating the most modern institusions: preserve memory of the past, promote research and updating, spread love for art, support the creative talent, in a comparaison always opened and vital with contemporary and different cultures of the world.

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