On Tuesday the 9th of May two special visits (in Italian) in Turin await you:
Second only to the one in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum in Turin is dedicated exclusively to the art and culture of ancient Egypt. Many world-renowned scholars – including Jean-François Champollion, who deciphered hieroglyphics, and who arrived in Turin in 1824 – have dedicated themselves to the study of the museum’s collections, and continue to do so.
Properly called the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum’s collections were gathered over time, and include those brought back by the Italian archeological mission from 1900 to 1935 (unlike today, when the objects discovered remain in Egypt, in those days, the objects were shared between Egypt and the excavating missions).
Opened, instead, in 1999, the Accorsi-Ometto Museum also in Turin focusses on decorative arts. Giulio Ometto gave life to Pietro Accorsi’s great dream. In 27 rooms, more than 3000 pieces of decorative art, including paintings, ceramics, furniture, furnishings, wall hangings and objects in crystal, express the taste and choices of the organizer. The collection of furniture by Pietro Piffetti stands out, and includes the renowned “double body” signed and dated in 1738, and which is universally considered “the most beautiful piece of furniture in the world.”
FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Guided visit (in Italian) to the Egyptian Museum and to the Accorsi-Ometto Museum.
Day trip: departure 8 A.M., return about 7:30 P.M. (to be confirmed)
Fee: E. 40.00 for Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (the fee includes tickets and guide; excluded: train trip and lunch)
If you want to become a member of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, click here.
For further information and to sign up:
Secretariat, Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
T +39 02 7600 6132