May 25, 2023 11am
Until recently, it made headlines because visitors almost always found it closed. “Lack of staff” they said from the Tuscan museum complex and in fact it was true. The fact is that the museum of medieval and modern art It seemed disconnected from the city, in the center of the news only when the controversy broke out over the impossibility of accessing it. All this despite the fact that he is considered one of the most interesting in the region due to the richness and variety of his works.
As of January 1 of this year, with the management passed to Arezzo InTour Foundation, the trend seems to have changed. And the opening of the exhibition dedicated to Medieval teaching of Margarito d’Arezzo It could represent a good omen towards a future that lives up to expectations. The first news are already concrete, starting with the entry into force ticket from today and that will cost 6 euro. A ministerial decision that, as he explained esteban casciudirector of the museums of Tuscany, has a precise meaning: “Free access ran the risk of becoming an equivocal message, devaluing the works stored inside. That’s why we chose to change.”
The museum of medieval and modern art thus becomes part of the group of state museums (Basilica of San Francisco, Casa Vasari, Archaeological Museum of Mecenate) for which Tickets that allows you to visit them all: the cost until yesterday was 15 euro (9 euros reduced) but should increase slightly. The single entry for museums managed by Municipality of Arezzoin order to offer the visitor additional comfort.
The president of the Arezzo InTour Foundation, simone chiericihas explained: “The museum of medieval and modern art, from January to today, has registered a significant increase in Access. The museum system as a whole also collects, despite the ministerial directives that impose very varied discounts. HE ten employees who worked in the theaters have been absorbed by the Foundation and, in collaboration with the director Casciu, we are urging the ministry to increase the staff. This would allow us to extend theopening hourswhich, in any case, has already increased in recent months”.
The Museum of Medieval and Modern Art is closed on Mondays, while from Tuesday to Saturday it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On the first Sunday of the month and on public holidays, it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“The promotion of the city’s museum system – explained Chierici – started a while ago with a series of video clips, a place, dedicated social channels and press coverage in the main magazines of the sector. Our task is not only to manage but to promote”.
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