Looking forward to the opening of the new Etruscan Museum in Milan, Fondazione Luigi Rovati opens the exhibition “Il Viaggio della Chimera. Gli Etruschi a Milano tra archeologia e collezionismo”, conceived and realized with Civico Museo Archeologico of Milan, in collaboration with Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Milano.
The exhibition is hosted by the Civico Museo Archeologico of Milan from December 12, 2018, and highlights the ties between Milan and the Etruscan world. They date back to the mid-nineteenth century with the establishment of the oldest nucleus of the city’s Archaeological Collections and strengthened after World War II, namely in 1955, when the important exhibition “Mostra dell’Arte e della Civiltà Etrusca” was held at Palazzo Reale. This was the starting point of a fruitful season for etruscology in Milan: from the Fondazione C.M. Lerici’s geophysical investigations to the campaigns conducted by the Università di Milano in Tarquinia and in Forcello di Bagnolo San Vito. A solid and virtuous bond that continues nowadays with the recent excavations conducted in Populonia by the Università Cattolica and the next opening of the Etruscan Museum in Corso Venezia 52.
Over two hundred finds from the major Italian archaeological museums, the Civico Museo Archeologico of Milan and the collections of the Fondazione Luigi Rovati itself are on display in the exhibition, among which a selection of objects that will be hosted in the new Etruscan Museum of Milan.
Over two hundred finds from the major Italian archaeological museums, the Civico Museo Archeologico of Milan and the collections of Fondazione Luigi Rovati itself are on display, among which a selection of objects that will be hosted in the new Etruscan Museum of Milan.
Il viaggio della Chimera
Gli Etruschi a Milano tra archeologia e collezionismo
Milan, Civico Museo Archeologico
15, Corso Magenta
12th December 2018 – 12th May 2019
Exhibition extended until 8th September 2019
Admission and opening times:
From Tuesday to Sunday 9.00 – 17.30 (last entrance 16.30)
Tickets: 5 Euro; 3 Euro; Free 18 and under
Admission to the Museum if free for all visitors on the first and third Tuesday of every month, from 14.00
Closed December 25th, January 1st and May 1st
Catalogue published by Johan&Levi