Pinacoteca di Brera: a new chapter between expansion and innovation

The future of the Pinacoteca di Brera, emerging in the heart of Milan, opens up to new perspectives the Grande Brera project, which culminated in the early opening of the Palazzo Citterio. The expansion of the new exhibition space, which will host the 20th century collection, underlines the minister’s commitment to the valorization of culture. This new chapter not only supports the physical expansion of the museum, but also emphasizes a new focus on inclusion and accessibility. All this is also possible thanks to the contribution of Ales, which supports the accessibility and use of museums.

The future of the Pinacoteca di Brera

Brera Art Gallery, the cultural symbol of Milan and guardian of important world works of art, enters into a strategic alliance with AleŇ°, a company of the Ministry of Culture specializing in museum management. AleŇ° brings professional skills to improve the accessibility and use of the museum, solves modern challenges related to protection and visitor experience.

In view of the ambitious “La Grande Brera” project of 2024, the aim is to transform the Pinacoteca into an even more relevant center of cultural life, both locally and internationally, integrating art, history and technology to create a unique experience. This project is not only an aspiration for the future of the museum, but also represents a concrete commitment to the sustainable development of culture, underscoring the key role of art as a bridge between past, present and future.

The extension of the Art Gallery with the opening of the Palazzo Citterio confirms the government’s attention to this cultural institution of international importance. The goal is to underline its value as a national heritage and a global reference point for culture.

The meaning of inclusion

In this new chapter of its history, the Pinacoteca di Brera is preparing to offer new opportunities with the expansion and innovation represented by the Grande Brera project. This expansion also highlights a new focus on inclusion and accessibility. The possibility of access to culture and art is essential to our well-being.

Artistic creation and enjoyment bring various benefits to our lives. For example, improving emotional well-being, enriching the quality of life and promoting health. Art is often used for clinical treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other pathologies. It proves to have a big impact on our mental health.

Museums thus become both places of therapy and custodians of culture. Even one visit can reduce your stress levels and make you feel better. For this reason, it is very important museums are inclusive and accessible to all. We need to have a flexible approach that takes into account the needs of each category and takes into account different aspects such as sight, hearing, mobility and cognitive abilities. The Art Gallery’s new leadership is committed to making it even more accessible and inclusive, and addressing challenges related to the visitor experience.

Many entities, both public and private, are working to make museums accessible to people with disabilities nationwide. Introducing multisensory itineraries in museums, which include music, colors, scents and tactile objects, is an effective solution for promoting accessibility. The use of technologies such as virtual visits and 3D technology is increasingly important to improve this aspect.

Now the Pinacoteca di Brera is also preparing for a more accessible and welcoming future for all, remaining a cultural and social reference point for the local and global community. Angelo Crespi, the new director, wants to commit himself to improving the beauty and tradition of art, trying to make it accessible and understandable to everyone. This commitment reflects the vision of becoming a global cultural landmark where art becomes therapeutic and beneficial for everyone.

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