During these periods of coronavirus pandemic, Italian museums in facing the closures imposed to combat this virus have organized online events. The importance of art is also enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Art. 27 for which:
“every individual has the right to take part freely in the
cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to
participate in scientific progress and its benefits”
This article emphasizes how important art is, along with science, for men and for life. For this reason many Italian museums have moved with initiatives to make art within everyone’s reach during this period, below we find examples:
The Uffizi close due to the Covid emergency but reopen via social media, the main state museum in Italy launches an unusual “virtual” project: live guided tours on Facebook, with special ciceroni, which between masterpieces can also answer questions posed in real time by the public following the live broadcast. The streaming connection takes place from the oldest heart of the Florentine Gallery, the Tribuna del Buontalenti, and continues in all the fabulous rooms of the gallery that houses some of the most important masterpieces in the world.
Brera art gallery
Faced with this period of forced closure, the director of the Pinacoteca di Brera, James Bradburne, decided to take a series of initiatives with the aim of “putting Brera back in the heart of his city”. The director has arranged for his employees to tell the works of art present inside the museum through social media.
“We are closed, but this does not mean that the heart has stopped beating – bradburne said in an interview with Radio 101 – a museum is not only its fixed objects, we must not only come there, we can offer the museum”. . “We are here,” he continues, “for the city, for every citizen, as a place of inspiration and consolation, to help resist all the troubles we face now. “