TURIN - New layout on the second floor of the Galleria Sabauda, at the Royal Museums of Turin, to enhance the Gualino Collection and the collection of eighteenth-century works.
The reorganization intends to strengthen the identity of the Pinacoteca in the context of the museum system and is in close continuity with the visitor itineraries inaugurated in recent years within the Manica Nuova of Palazzo Reale.
The new arrangement of the Gualino Collection was carried out with the support of the Council for the Enhancement of Artistic and Cultural Heritage of Turin and the museographic project of the Loredana Iacopino Architecture Studio.
The itinerary, ordered by historical periods, is faithful to the choices and tastes of Riccardo Gualino, also in relation to the historical context of his era.
Entrepreneur, collector and patron of the arts, Riccardo Gualino (Biella 1879 - Florence 1964) was one of the great protagonists of twentieth-century Italian history.
Collected from the first decade of the twentieth century with the support of his wife Cesarina Gurgo Salice, it is considered one of the most significant and important Italian collections of the century, fueled by an extraordinary availability of resources, obtained in the sectors of commerce, industrial production and finance , in Italy and abroad.
It includes ancient and modern sculptures, paintings, jewelery and furniture, small bronzes and ivories dating from antiquity to the 19th century and coming from Europe and the East.
"This reorganization was carried out in the name of the broadest accessibility of the contents and of the great stories enclosed in the heritage of the Galleria Sabauda - declares Enrica Pagella, director of the Royal Museums -. For Gualino, the life and passions of a fine collector are intertwined with a history of artistic production that goes from ancient Egypt to the nineteenth century, embracing painting, sculpture and decorative arts."The collaboration between the Consulta and the Royal Museums began in 1998 - says the President Giorgio Marsiaj - and over the years we have welcomed the requests to intervene on the various realities that make up one of the twenty major museums in our country, which ranks among the primary European museum institutions". (ANSA).