27 Mar Milan’s Museums and Theatres “open” online
«I can’t help being deeply moved when I look at the closed museum.
It is justifiable, yet these are places where people go to even to find consolation and strength.
We need tenacity, courage and social unity.»
James M. Bradburne (Director of the Pinacoteca di Brera)
Across Italy Museums and Theatres have decided to fulfil their sacred duty of reaching the public directly in their homes through computers.
The Milan institutions are offering their own contribution.
Pinacoteca di Brera
The Pinacoteca di Brera gives the possibility of admiring its collection through a high definition digitalization, allowing visitors to admire works even more closely.
From Raffaello to Caravaggio, from Mantegna to Hayez, digital resistance and consolation begin here.
Museo Nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia and Mudec
The Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci and Mudec – Museo delle Culture have instead opted for a social media campaign: through their respective Facebook pages and dedicated hashtags, it is possible to have unprecedented access to the halls and archives of the museum spaces, without giving up the essential dialogue and exchange process between art and enjoyer.
Hangar Bicocca, Museo del Novecento, Museo del Cenacolo e Castello Sforzesco
Similarly, also the Hangar Bicocca, the Museo del Novecento, the Museo del Cenacolo and the Castello Sforzesco are offering followers the possibility of an actual dedicated programme, through daily publications which continue to offer an insight into the history and knowledge of our city’s artistic heritage.
Cineteca di Milano
A private entity, the Cineteca Italiana di Milano has decided to offer website visitors the possibility of having access to its extremely vast archives.
The online streaming has nothing to envy that offered by major platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Video .
In actual fact it presents an advantage: it is completely free and only requires registration on the website.
Finally, to make up for not being able to have access to the most lively theatrical scene of the country a number of theatre companies have decide to enter the homes of their audience members.
One such example is the Piccolo Teatro which through its media outlets is making available the recordings of some of its most important performances in over 60 years of history, from works by Giorgio Strehler and Luca Ronconi to more recent productions directed by Toni Servillo and Emma Dante.
The project is similar to the one launched a few days ago by the Elfo Puccini theatre on its website offering three different performances a week from its extremely wide repertoire: Shakespearean productions and dramatisations, readings and the classics which have made the theatre in Corso Buenos Aires one of the most prolific centres of Milan’s cultural scene.
Dostoevskij wrote that beauty would save the world. A beauty made of passion, history, life, emotions and in this case of art in all its forms. For our souls.