Palermo -

Museo Diocesano

1 day ago

The Diocesan Museum of Palermo was opened in 1927 inside the Archbishop’s palace by the Cardinal Archbishop Alessandro Lualdi (1904-1927). At the beginning the collection, selected by Monsignor Guido Anichini, consisted above all of the sculptures that decorated the Cathedral, before it was transformed according to neoclassical fashion to a design by the Florentine architect Ferdinando Fuga at the end of the 18th century. To this was added a significant loan of works from the National Museum of Palermo (now the Regional Gallery of Palazzo Abatellis) which included, among other things, paintings by Giorgio Vasari, Marco Pino and Antonio Alberti called the Barbalonga, the latter still today present in the exhibition.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Museo Zoologico P. Doderlein

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The museum houses collections that contain some thousands of Invertebrates and Vertebrates.  The visit to the collections contributes significantly to the understanding of animal diversity and biological evolution and emphasizes the need to conserve natural environments. The museum, an important point of reference for the scientific culture and center of study and conservation of the Sicilian and Mediterranean zoological material, for its particular structure, gives visitors the same atmosphere in which the zoology scholars worked in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Palermo -

Palazzo Ziino

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The first floor of the building houses the Gipsoteca della Civica Gallery of Modern Art “Empedocle Restivo”, which contains about sixty plaster sculptures made between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is a valuable collection, consisting of busts, bas-reliefs and groups, coming from the deposits of the Gallery of Modern Art, the result of donations from artists, legacies of the heirs or acquisitions.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Villa Zito

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Villa Zito’s collection consists of over a thousand works and counts a series of paintings that Banco di Sicilia acquired during the XX century.  These are valuable paintings, made from the early Seventeenth century to the Twentieth century, some of which were created by the great masters of Italian art history. The display of graphic works, on the other hand, concerns the theme of cartography.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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  • Villa Zito Villa Zito
Palermo -

Museo Civico di Castelbuono

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The Civic Museum of Castelbuono (MCC) is the cultural institution entrusted with the conservation, enhancement and promotion of the cultural heritage of the Municipality of Castelbuono (PA). The Museum provides insights into the historical-architectural evolution of the building and of the entire urban context, with special permanent didactic sections, representing the two historically most accredited hypotheses; it is projected into the scenario of contemporary artistic production, hosting exhibitions and a permanent section on the first floor, and finally preserves and exposes the artifacts related to the cult of the patroness Sant’Anna, whose sacred relic is kept in the baroque casket of the Serpotta, the Palatine Chapel , on the second floor.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Milan -

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

2 months ago

The Museum, a mansion between via Gesù and via Santo Spirito, which is currently the center of Milan’s fashion quarter is an historic house museum born, at the end of 19th Century, out of the collecting experience of the two brothers Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi.

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi hosts a variety of exhibitions as well as educational activities.

Elena Scarpa

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Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi -

Al Ain Palace Museum

3 months ago

Built in 1937 as the palace of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and opened in 1998 as a museum, the Al Ain Palace Museum pays homage to the heritage of Sheikh Zayed.

Claudia Malfitano

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Hili Archaeological Park

3 months ago

Located only 10 kilometres outside Al Ain (on the road to Dubai), the Hili Archaeological Gardens comprises ancient monuments of Al Ain. Most of the monuments are of the Umm an-Nar period which dates from about 2500 BCE to 2000 BCE and is named after the island near Abu Dhabi on which remains of this important culture were first discovered.

Claudia Malfitano

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Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi -

UAE Currency Museum

3 months ago

Opened in late 2013 to mark 40 years of the UAE Central Bank, the UAE Currency Museum in the ground floor in Central Bank’s headquarters building, presents a wide range of exhibits that date long before the Union of the UAE, a variety of paper notes, gold and silver coins that include historic Indian rupees, as well as Saudi Arabian and Qatari riyals.

Claudia Malfitano

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Bait Al Oud

3 months ago

Bait Al Oud Abu Dhabi is dedicated to restoring music as an integral element of the cultural life of Abu Dhabi, fostering creativity and promoting artistic dialogue throughout the emirate and beyond the UAE.
The institute focuses on teaching Arabic music and its instruments such as oud, qanun and the Middle Eastern cello. Additionally, Bait Al Oud will soon be the UAE’s first music institute to teach rababa to a professional level.

Claudia Malfitano

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