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Spring is back and so is “Amico Museo”!

Two weeks – from May 18 to June 2 – are dedicated to this annual event, something like “The Museum, my friend” , which features guided tours, lectures, workshops, activities for children and adults, and special openings. italian museum sign A program counting hundreds of events, linked by the same passion and the same aim: to bring Tuscany's cultural heritage closer to the local community, with new and unusual events for all kinds of visitors. In this light, the museum is considered “a friend” that never betrays - ensuring, every time, a new discovery and new emotions! This year, like in past years, "Amico Museo" is associated with ICOM - International Museums Day, which stands by the motto: "Museums (memory + creativity) = Social Change", in reference to the tradition of conservation combined with creativity. Here is a (partial) list of unique and special events planned for the 2013 edition: The first night, May 18, is “night at the museum”: a special night offering free openings and shows, in conjunction with museums across Europe. This year, special attention will be dedicated to the enhancement of the region's cultural offerings for those with a disability that visit : special routes for the blind, guided tours in sign language (LIS), special meetings for Alzehimer patients and their care givers, and more. During the 18,19 and 26 of May, there will be a part of the Vetrina Toscana - Musei regionali project, called “The art of taste (taste of art)", which features food tastings and meetings in museums. In June, on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2, Amico Museo opens to the public the Houses of Memory, house-museums that were the homes in which famous Tuscans were born or lived and that are now museums: visiting them is a unique experience to learn in amore intimate and familiar way about the lives of the famous figures that have helped build the culture and history of Tuscany!
Dante House-Museum in Florence [Photo Credits: SebastienBeun http://ow.ly/kD8RP]
Dante House-Museum in Florence [Photo Credits: SebastienBeun http://ow.ly/kD8RP]
Information Web site  (in Italian) Special phone line: 800-860070