MUSEO DANTESCO. NUOVO ALLESTIMENTO
Dantesque Museum. New exhibition
The “Museo Dantesco” (Dante Museum) located nearby Dante’s tomb in the charming Old Franciscan Cloisters reopens on Saturday 23rd March after a long closure for restoration.
The museum was founded in 1921 with the purpose of hosting Dante’s relics donated by Italian and foreign organizations. It now proposes a brand new lay-out and a new exhibition itinerary which highlights the role played in Dante’s life by the city of Ravenna, where the exiled poet spent his last days.
The exhibition focuses on three main topics: firstly, the iconography of Dante, exemplified by several busts and paintings, raising the issue of his real features about which researchers have recently put forward a new theory; secondly, the memories relating to the Tomb – built at the end of 18th century and designed by Camillo Morigia – and to the well-known issue of the translation of Dante’s bones, which had been concealed for centuries until their chance finding in 1865; thirdly, the fame and fortune of Alighieri.
Numerous videos and multimedia devices complete the exhibition (among them, a multilingual version of the Divine Comedy), thus meeting the needs of visitors of all ages and nationalities.
Date: the event will be held from Mar 23, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014
Event timetable: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Entrance: entry fee
Full fee: € 3.00
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By the Ravenna editorial staff (Feb 28, 2014)