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Directorate-General of Museums

Coordinates management, fruition and communication policies of state museums, to guarantee the development of the Italian museum system, and a high-quality cultural offering available to everyone.

Highlights

  • News

    European Heritage Days 2019.

    On 21st and 22nd September, cultural heritage is celebrated in museums and cultural places throughout Italy.

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  • News

    Italy’s National Museum System has kicked off.

    A network of museums and cultural places connected to each other in order to improve the use, accessibility and sustainable management of the cultural heritage.

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  • News

    The (new) social role of museums.

    At Artlab 2018, the Director-General of Museums, Antonio Lampis, delivered a speech addressing this current theme.

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  • Projects

    "Sleeping Beauty" Project.

    The precious reserves of Italian museums.

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  • News

    Italian museums.

    A journey in Italy, from North to South, discovering universally known masterpieces and less known cultural places.

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Gallerie estensi – Galleria estense

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Galleria estense.

The "Cabinet of Curiosities" of the Este Collection.
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Statistics

  • The State Archives

    The State Archives 1.563.160 meters of shelves
    The State Archives 1.563.160 meters of shelves
  • Venice the art city with the highest number of visitors

    Venice the art city with the highest number of visitors
    Venice the art city with the highest number of visitors

Source: Minicifre della Cultura 2014