“Discovering Umbria” introduces a land that reacts to trauma with the strength of its cultural heritage. Art and history meet here, through a substantial regional museum network including over 170 museums, eco-museums and archaeological sites. In the hometowns of Giotto, Signorelli, Perugino and Burri every museum reveals the connection between community and territory.
From 5 March to 5 November 2017 the Rocca Albornoziana – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto will be displaying extraordinary artworks spared from the recent earthquake in central Italy, thanks to an important exhibition organised by the Umbria Regional Government, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), the Archdiocese of Spoleto - Norcia and the Municipality of Spoleto. The event production has been entrusted to Sistema Museo and it is part of the programme “Discovering Umbria”, strongly encouraged and promoted by the Regional Government to support and enhance museum activities.
Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
Bettona, Museo della città
Montone, Complesso museale di San Francesco
Spoleto, Rocca Albornoziana - Museo del Ducato di Spoleto
The exhibition "Treasures from Valnerina" opens on 5 March with "Ospiti in Rocca": the Grand Hall at the Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto hosts a set of artworks from the Marche, Lazio and Umbria regions hit by the earthquake, also bearing witness to the solidarity between areas shattered by such a tragic event, but also joined by common cultural and artistic roots.
Museums are the main instrument to get to know the history, art, villages and landscape of Umbria: hundreds of suggestions, routes and curiosities which will stir strong emotions in those who visit them. An invitation to discover and rediscover artistic documents which have characterised the history of this region and today become a living part of modernity.