Three Italian museums pay tribute with online tours in Russian to St. Petersburg's Hermitage

Starting June 3, three Italian museums in Venice, Perugia and Naples will accompany Russian audiences through their halls with special online tours.

Three Italian museums are paying tribute to Russia and theHermitage in St. Petersburg with three special online tours in Russian as part of the Italy to the Hermitage initiative.

Involved are the Venice Civic Museums Foundation, the National Gallery of Umbria with the CariPerugia Arte Foundation, and the MANN in Naples with theL’Orientale University of Naples.

The art immersions aimed at the Russian public will kick off June 3 on the YouTube and social channels of the three Italian museums and will be relaunched by the Italian Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg, as well as the Hermitage itself. Each visit to the Italian collections will take a different approach than the others.

It will start on Wednesday, June 3 at 5.30 with the MANN in Naples, which will lead the public through the museum’s halls to discover its collections: from the recently reopened Egyptian and Magna Graecia sections, to the Farnese Collection, to the finds from the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, dwelling on iconic pieces such as the Blue Vase, the Mosaic of Alexander the Great, the Farnese Mug, the Corridors or the finds from the Secret Cabinet. Narrative voices will be some students from L’Orientale University in Naples, who have edited for the occasion not only the translation and reading of the Russian texts but also a special Italian-Russian archaeological lexicon to be developed in the future.

OnJune 8 at 5:30 p.m., on the other hand, an appointment with the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia for an exclusive visit among the most significant works created by the greatest artists of central Italy between the 14th and 17th centuries: from Arnolfo di Cambio to Gentile da Fabriano, from Duccio di Buoninsegna to Beato Angelico and Piero della Francesca, up to Perugino’s masterpieces with the famous Adoration of the Magi, Pinturicchio and Pietro da Cortona. For the occasion, the CariPerugia Arte Foundation will also open the doors of Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso to let visitors discover the magnificent building and part of the prestigious collections.

Finally, on June 15 it will be the turn of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The link with Russian history and culture will be in the sign of Titian. Thanks to a major Belgian collector, the Double Portrait of Titian, possibly depicting the painter’s mistress and daughter only resurfaced in modern times under the depiction of a Tobiolo and the angel, will also be on view at the Doge’s Palace. The painting, which came through the Barbarigo Collection to St. Petersburg in the mid-19th century, was in the collections of Tsar Nicholas I for some years.

Pictured is the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Three Italian museums pay tribute with online tours in Russian to St. Petersburg's Hermitage
Three Italian museums pay tribute with online tours in Russian to St. Petersburg's Hermitage

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