Milan becomes Museum City for three days

Second edition of Museocity Milano.

Encouraged by the success of last year’s edition, Milan museums will offer extra openings, guided visits, workshops for children, and many more initiatives from 2 to 4 March – including of course the regular monthly free entry on the first Sunday of the month.

Promoted by Milan city hall and the Museocity association, the festival will spotlight the city’s extraordinary patrimony, involving over 70 museums of art, history and science, artist’s homes and studios, industrial museums and more, spread across the city and into its metropolitan area.

Just like last year, a focal point of the initiative will be the “Secret museum” itinerary linking 45 museums, each of which will present an object, contemporary or antique, gifted or bought from a private collection. The display will explain the history of the work, often revealing exciting, unknown stories about the collector.

Scores of events over the three-day festival are detailed in the programme – look in particular for the “MK” tag for MuseoKids entries.  And a handy map of the over 70 participants helps plan your visit.