#MuseumWeek will celebrate the workers that face the crisis with #HeroesMW on Monday May 11, then a #CultureInQuarantineMW day inspired by the Getty Museum initiative (#ArtInQuarantine), will continue on Wednesday with the flagship theme #TogetherMW and then with #MuseumMomentsMW to recall memories. Friday 15 will be devoted to climate change with #ClimateMW and Saturday to #TechnologyMW that allows museums to extend their reason-to-be on digital platforms. The week will finish with a day devoted to #DreamsMW and hope.
The super hero par excellence: divine and human at the same time, invincible but vulnerable to temptations. Hercules and his myth cross the imagination of all ages, embodying our anxieties and our aspirations.
"In these days of virus and cloister I have had a privilege. On behalf of the National Gallery I went around Rome to photograph it deserted, emptied, silent. A city in pause for reflection, from us, from everything, and from itself".
On Monday 3 February 2020 the National Gallery inaugurated the third and final appointment of Connection Gallery with the Notturno con figura exhibition by Lucrezia Longobardi.
Due to the health emergency linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition can no longer be visited by the public on Sunday 8 March. We asked the artists on display and the curator some contributions to carry out the finissage of the exhibition online on our blog.
In 2017, the CO2 emission of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art was equivalent to 2,600 tCO2 / year. It means that a forest 3 times larger than Villa Borghese was needed to balance these climate-changing gas emissions.
In 2025 we'll have a nearly Zero Energy Building: a museum with almost zero consumption.
The best way to start: on Monday and May 18 in the International Museum Day, with a new exhibition in the Salone Centrale, with a new space of the Sala delle Colonne and a new installation on the Staircase.
Opening the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art on the first possible day after the coronavirus emergency was the appointment we could not miss.