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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

  • Events

    European Heritage Days.

    Every year, the Italian Ministry for cultural heritage and activities takes part in the European Heritage Days.

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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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Activity

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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

  • 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
  • Protected archaeological sites

    5.668 Protected archaeological sites (from 1909 to 2004)
    5.668 Protected archaeological sites (from 1909 to 2004)

Source: Minicifre della Cultura 2014