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A large “Diffused Museum”, branched out throughout the metropolitan area, with works of art to visit with and beyond Florence. The Councilor for Culture of the Union of Municipalities of Mugello, Stefano Passiatore, stimulated by the words of the director of the Uffizi Museum in Florence Eike Schmidt - "state museums should return paintings to churches" -, and also by the concrete proposal of the Mugello senator Riccardo Nencini to bring a masterpiece back to Mugello, puts forward the idea of ​​designing a “metropolitan” Widespread Museum, with the setting up of works or art opportunities in museums in the Florentine area.

"A large network of museum points that host works" never seen "," hidden ", that is, placed in deposits, works that would not find exhibits in Florentine cultural spaces or even works that could be visited in connection with museums and exhibitions in Florence". This is how Councilor Passiatore expresses himself, who continues: “The proposal-provocation of the director of the Uffizi is a stimulus to relaunch a widespread enhancement of our enormous cultural and artistic heritage - he underlines -. After the Covid emergency we start again, we relaunch the opportunity of a large art network with works scattered throughout the Florentine territory, of artists who have roots or connections here or who are contextualized to the place.

The territory of Mugello and Valdisieve has its own Diffuse Museum consisting of 17 museums, we have strong roots and links with illustrious artists such as Giotto and Beato Angelico, with a powerful dynasty of the past such as that of the Medici, and which also made Florence great. And we have experienced a happy experience with the exhibition of Giotto's 'Madonna di San Giorgio alla Costa' created by the Union of Municipalities with the Diocese and the Superintendency between 2017 and 2018. Without forgetting the numerous works that are kept in palaces , historic buildings, sacred places, public structures. Moreover, the Mugello senator Riccardo Nencini recalled in the pages of the Nation how many important masterpieces and works come from Mugello, making a concrete and extremely interesting proposal ”. For the commissioner Passiatore: “The restart must also be a cultural restart, which with it brings opportunities for growth and tourist opportunities. Today we need it more than ever. Florence needs it and the whole Florentine area needs it. Let's try to launch this idea together - he says -, the Municipality of Florence, the Metropolitan City and the Municipalities of the metropolitan area: treasures 'to be shared', widespread works of art, a metropolitan art journey. The involvement of the Uffizi and other important museums is essential. And I hope that - he concludes - this idea will arouse interest and curiosity on the part of director Schmidt ”.

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