Since time immemorial, noble homes and the aristocratic families living in them have depended on the care of men and women who, behind the scenes, managed and organized everything. As opposed to their bosses, they often have been forgotten.

For ICOM’s 2017 International Museum Day, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum honors the five who helped to make Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi the well-rounded men that they were.

A virtual exhibit accompanies the visitor through the days of Miss Marie Berthet, the private teacher of the two brothers, who would remain by their sides all her life; the doorkeeper, Giuditta; Gino Castelli, the house’s jack-of-all-trades; and Emilio Pavalli, Giuseppe’s personal servant and driver.

For those visiting the virtual exhibit on the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum’s website on the 18th of May, it will be possible to download a voucher for free entry to the museum on that same day.

Invisible inhabitants of the Bagatti Valsecchi mansion

Thursday, May 18, 2017
International Museum Day – ICOM (International Committee of Museums)
ICOM-Italy (in Italian)

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