Milan becomes Museum City for three days

1-3 Mar. 80 museums and other organisations taking part.

Guided tours, kids’ workshops, conferences, special openings and initiatives across the city with this year’s theme of Nature: Milan is again Museum City from 1 to 3 March.

This third edition of the cultural festival is building on the success of last year’s initiative, which attracted over 60,000 visitors. This year’s festival will involve more than 80 museums, galleries, foundations, public and private organisations to show off Milan’s rich cultural heritage.

Among the items on the programme is a visit to the 22nd International Exhibition at the Milan Triennale for the opening of the show “Broken Nature. Design Takes On Human Survival”, highlighting the concept of restorative design and studying the state of the threads that connect humans to their natural environments.

At the MIC – Museo Interattivo del Cinema in Via Fulvio Testi 121 – the “Green Screen” programme will explore the impact of humanity on Nature with the three documentaries of Godfrey Reggio’s qatsi series: Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi. The MIC will also screen Luc Jaquet’s fairy tale La volpe e la bambina, inviting younger filmgoers to take a break from the rush of daily life and enjoy the spectacle of Nature.

The exceptional opportunities to see objects, artworks, historical papers and more which are not often available to the public are collected in the stream “Secret Museum”, with exhibits ranging from original documents from Garibaldi’s crucial expedition to Sicily in 1860 to the first electric turbine providing tap-water to Milan households in 1905.

Another opportunity not to be missed is the exceptional opening on 3 March of the Fondazione Luigi Rovati in Corso Venezia 52 (pictured), with an exhibit of Etruscan art dedicated to the theme of Nature.

A detailed programme of all the events in the three-day festival is available on the Museo City website.

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