Fumetti nei Musei [Comic Strips in the Museums]

22 comic strip stories at #museitaliani

From 22/02/2018 to 01/04/2018, All over Italy

Twenty-two collections use the art of the comic strip to tell the story of Italian museums. Fumetti nei Musei, a series of graphic novels designed for museum education was created to open up a new dialogue between students and museums. The initiative began with a desire to use an original language to introduce children to Italian museum collections. The objective was to turn their visit into an educational, yet entertaining experience. The project was sparked by an encounter between the Italian museum directors and some of the most famous comic strip writers on the national scene, who have used fiction to tell the stories of the Italian museum heritage, inspired by true historic and artistic events. Each of the 22 museums will provide its own comic strip free of charge for educational purpose to diffuse the knowledge and encourage the use of its heritage,

The project has also produced an exhibition, set up at the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica – the largest museum of Italian prints –  to present all the illustrated collection covers, a selection of the comic strip illustrations and the artists’ original sketches, and drafts (from 21 February to 1 April). At the end of the exhibition which finishes on 1 April, all the original prints exhibited will become part of the heritage of the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, to form the first major core of works at the Institute linked to the art of the comic strip.

Fumetti nei musei is a project conceived and developed by the Press and Communication Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism in collaboration with Coconino Press – Fandango, and the support of Ales Spa, the Centre for Educational Services (MiBACT) and the Museum Directorate-General (MiBACT).

The 22 volumes of the first edition of 2018 saw the encounter among: the Galleria Borghese and Martoz, the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence and Tuono Pettinato, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and LRNZ, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and Andrea Settimo, the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche and Maicol&Mirco, the Gallerie degli Uffizi and Alessandro Tota, the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice and Alice Socal, the Gallerie Nazionali d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini and Paolo Parisi, the Musei Reali in Turin and Lorena Canottiere, the Museo e Real Bosco of Capodimonte and Lorenzo Ghetti, the Musei del Bargello and Otto Gabos, the Palazzo Reale in Genoa and Fabio Ramiro Rossin, the Parco Archeologico of Paestum and Dr. Pira, the Pinacoteca of Brera and Paolo Bacilieri, the Reggia of Caserta and Maicol&Mirco, the Gallerie Estensi and Marino Neri, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples and Zuzu, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Reggio Calabria and Vincenzo Filosa, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Taranto and Squaz, the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua and Sara Colaone, the Parco Archeologico of Pompei and Bianca Bagnarelli, the Parco Archeologico of the Colosseum and Roberto Grossi.

Fumetti nei Musei, the exhibition: 
Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Via della Stamperia, 6
22 February – 1 April 2018
Admission free from Monday to Friday  9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fumetti nei Musei, the social media: 
Instagram and Facebook #fumettineimusei @fumettineimusei

“Time is Out of Joint” by LRNZ, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome.


“Ramarro e il giardino sospeso” by Sara Colaone, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua.


“HIC” by Roberto Grossi, Colosseo, Rome.


“Vulcanalia” by Bianca Bagnarelli, Parco Archeologico, Pompei.


“Margherisba e il drago” by Alessandro Tota, Gallerie degli Uffizi.

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