Arte a domicilio: the digital offer of Florentine Museums


Starting on Tuesday 24 November 2020, the Metropolitan City, the Municipality of Florence and MUS.E are promoting a packed calendar of digital events involving the Florentine museums (Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Stefano Bardini, Museo di Santa Maria Novella, Cappella Brancacci, Museo di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Museo Novecento, MAD – Murate Art District, World Heritage historical centre), allowing those who wish to do so to continue to visit them even during the painful closure imposed by the ongoing health emergency. A real refreshment for the museums, which in this way complements the government’s measures to restore energy to those who want it.

Arte a domicilio, Mezz’ora d’arte, Mezz’ora con Raffaello, and Talking about museums are the four proposals thanks to which art and culture, a vital refreshment especially in the current historical moment, can be brought into people’s homes every week. A set of initiatives that, realised in collaboration with Opera per Santa Maria Novella and thanks to the precious support of GIOTTO – love brand of F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini, Mukki, Unicoop Firenze, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and Tenderly – brand of Lucart Spa, will allow the city’s museums to renew their commitment to society, never ceasing to offer opportunities to reflect, question and learn, as well as to keep us company and read everyday life in a new way.

Opening the programme, on Tuesday 24 November, is a proposal elaborated within the framework of the Art at Home project, in dialogue with the World Heritage and UNESCO Relations Office of the City of Florence, thanks to the support of Unicoop Firenze and in line with the Wish you Were Here activity and the objectives of the European project AtlaS.WH (financed within the Interreg Atlantic Area programme), which sees the participation of four other historic European cities declared World Heritage: Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Bordeaux and Edinburgh. It is called Scorci fiorentini (Florentine Glimpses), is curated by Carlo Francini, Giaele Monaci and Valentina Zucchi, and is dedicated to the correlation between the city’s museums and the diffuse museum in the historic centre, inviting visitors to take an ideal walk through the city of the past to discover its views over the centuries. A journey through time between arts and architecture in five episodes, in which Unicoop members can participate as members, on alternate Tuesdays, always at 6.00 p.m., through the zoom platform: Medieval Florence: city gates and towers – 24 November, Renaissance Florence in the paintings of the Brancacci Chapel – 8 December, 16th-century Florence in the paintings of Palazzo Vecchio – 22 December, 18th-century Florence in the views of Giuseppe Zocchi – 5 January, 20th-century Florence in the paintings of Ottone Rosai – 19 January.

Calendar of initiatives 2020/2021

Art at home – Florentine Glimpses

24 November, h18: Medieval Florence: city gates and towers
8 December, h18: Renaissance Florence in the paintings of the Brancacci Chapel
22 December, h18: 16th Century Florence in the Paintings of Palazzo Vecchio
5 January, h18: Eighteenth Century Florence in the Views of Giuseppe Zocchi
19 January, h18: 20th Century Florence in the paintings of Ottone Rosai