Words from the Palazzo Strozzi

Of everything that I have read in the last twenty four hours about the necessity and consequences of museum closure, I find the words of Arturo Galansino, the director of the Palazzo Strozzi, the most moving: partly because he has already had to live with the consequences of closure for a fortnight or so; and partly because he seems to me to strike exactly the right note of meditative Stoicism – that things are bad, but that art will live on beyond this period of closure; and that it should cause us all to think about the meaning of art, and its importance, beyond the ephemerality of the everyday.

https://news.artnet.com/opinion/letter-from-florence-1807782?utm_content=from_artnetnews&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EU%20Mar%2019%20AM&utm_term=New%20Euro%20%2B%20Newsletter%20List

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  1. Thanks for sharing this Charles. It’s great to see the positive innovations that are coming from this unprecedented situation. I think we all feel that we are wondering about a strange dream. Keep the good new coming !
    Best Wishes
    Marcus

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