“Museums at Night” on Saturday 16th May

Museums at Night” is a really interesting initiative funded by the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Heritage, which will take place on Saturday 16th May and will allow a late night opening of all national museums.

Museums at Night is an event expressly created for anyone who doesn’t have the chance to dedicate time to cultural interests and to visit the amazing exhibitions in the Italian museums during the ordinary opening hours. So, as culture belongs to everyone, the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Heritage decided to support this initiative to allow all the people who for reasons relating to work or economy, don’t have the chance to visit the extraordinary heritage hosted by our museums.

In fact, the night of Saturday 16th May, all the national museums which will support the initiative, will stay open until 2.00 AM for free (entry allowed until 1.00 AM).

Together with the museums’ visits, there will be also a long series of other events, to encourage citizens to take part to this event.

Actually, this original initiative has its roots in 2005, in France, but the idea was really contagious and soon it spread also in many other European countries. And now, here it is in Italy, to give all Italians the chance to live a special and alternative night, a night where dreams are replaced with the stunning atmosphere of our enlightened cities.

Florence, with “The night of Poetry” at Biblioteca delle Oblate, and then Rome, with the spectacular night exhibitions at Goethe’s house and many other events organized for staying up late for a long night into museums!

Museums at Night awaits you all on Saturday 16th May in all the national museums which take part to the initiative.

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