Gallerie d'Italia expands and opens two new museums in Turin and Naples

The image accompanying the News on the opening of two new museums of the Gallerie d'Italia in Turin, with a space dedicated to photography, and in Naples, with a new location in the historic building of the former Banco di Napoli, portrays a door of entrance to the Gallerie d'Italia on the sides of which the logo of the Galleries themselves is affixed

Intesa Sanpaolo opens two new Gallerie d'Italia museums in Turin and Naples in two of the Bank’s historic former office buildings, renovated on the basis of an architectural project by Michele De Lucchi - AMDL Circle focusing not only on the need to protect and preserve the works of art but also on sustainability and full accessibility.

The management of the two new Intesa Sanpaolo museums is entrusted to Michele Coppola, Executive Director for Art, Culture and Historical Heritage and Director of the Intesa Sanpaolo Gallerie d'Italia.

Numerous activities will be held in the new museums in Turin and Naples, including temporary exhibitions, educational activities for schools, scientific research activities and social inclusion initiatives; some spaces will also be made available for local events and initiatives.

Intesa Sanpaolo aims to promote culture in Italy by showcasing its artistic heritage, consisting of over 35,000 works of art, and doubling, by 2025, the total exhibition space of the Milan and Vicenza Galleries, consolidating the Group's position among the leading private cultural organisations at international level.

"Gallerie d'Italia - Turin" :

opens on 17 May and is dedicated to photography and Piedmontese Baroque. The museum will also house the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive - consisting of around 7 million photos taken between the 1930s and the 1990s by one of Italy's leading photojournalism agencies - and will exhibit the cycle of paintings of the ancient Oratory of Compagnia di San Paolo. Located in Palazzo Turinetti in Piazza San Carlo, the new museum has 10,000 metres of exhibition space on five floors, three of which underground, creating a space in which photography and video art will document and preserve images, events and reflections to promote issues related to the evolution of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) sustainability.

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"Gallerie d’Italia - Naples":

opens on 21 May in the monumental historic building of the former Banco di Napoli designed by architect Marcello Piacentini in via Toledo, tripling the current space in Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano. The new museum will host a selection of Neapolitan and southern Italian paintings and sculptures dating from between the early 17th and the early 20th centuries, beginning with the masterpiece of the Intesa Sanpaolo collection, Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, as well as new sections dedicated to Attic and Magna Graecia ceramics and modern and contemporary art.

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