Amid the fabulous works of art on display in the Pinacoteca’s many rooms, in addition to the many visitors there are also a large number of people working to make their visit a truly memorable experience.
Let’s see who does what behind the scenes at the Pinacoteca di Brera in terms of designing exhibitions, restoring paintings, preparing events and manning the desks
#raccontamibrera is a narrative experience where Education Services staff involve their audiences in the exciting story of some of the works of art in the museum’s collections. The idea is to get people to write a single huge story of Brera based on their remarks and recollections as they admire a work of art.
The Education Services’ staff have been trained to illustrate aspects of their own lives through a painting or a work of sculpture, going through trial run after trial run in front of a television camera.
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The Pinacoteca di Brera is one of Italy’s most important state-owned museums and is often visited by VIPs or used as a venue for important events and conferences by leading art historians and experts.
The museum’s rooms and the Cortile d’Onore have been the setting for fashion shows during Milan Fashion Week and for performances by great musicians and singers, proving their worth as a flexible and multifaceted venue for fuelling dialogue and interaction among a host of different art forms.
Every year the Pinacoteca di Brera hosts numerous exhibitions associated with one or other aspect of its collections, and it takes a lot of work by a lot of people (restorers, designers, registrars, curators, technicians, publishers and so on) to get the exhibitions ready.
Setting up an exhibition demands the utmost care and attention when shifting and hanging each individual work of art, installing temporary structures and preparing the layout. It’s a very demanding job but it’s also endlessly satisfying to see visitors appreciate the end result.