Matteo Renzi resigns. Here is what has happened to cultural heritage in the past three years

Dec. 5, 2016, 00:25: Matteo Renzi announces his resignation as prime minister. Here is a summary of his relationship with art.

About an hour ago Matteo Renzi made the official announcement: he will resign, so he will no longer be prime minister shortly. We at Windows on Art have been following him since the dawn of his political career, and we started writing about him from the time when he served as mayor of Florence. His relationship with culture has been very intense. Although in a sense that we never understood as positive. He has always hated superintendencies, he has never made any secret of considering museums as money machines, he has always seen culture more as a way to generate income than as a way to develop critical thinking. Since 2013, the year we started writing about him, we go back over his relationship with art and culture with some significant articles we have dedicated to him.

Renzi e Merkel davanti al David di Michelangelo
Matteo Renzi and Angela Merkel at the foot of Michelangelo’s David. Photogram taken from


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