The Diocesan Museum of Tortona reopens to the public
from 06 June 2020 to 31 July 2020
Following closure due to the COVID 19 emergency the Diocesan Museum will reopen to the public from Saturday 6 June 2020 at the usual opening times: Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday and Friday morning from 9 am to 12 pm (only by appointment). Visitors will find a new painting added to the permanent exhibition! It is the work of the Genoese School of the second half of the 17th century which shows Our Lady enthroned between Saints Bovo and Martin and comes from the oratory of Madonna della Neve di Poggio, hamlet of Montacuto. The recently completed restoration work was carried out by the firm Gabbantichità with the contribution of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Alessandria and of the Fondazione CRTorino; now, thanks to the availability of the parish priest, Don Paolo Padrini, and the residents, it will be deposited, also for security reasons, in the hall of the Museum dedicated to 17th century works. The Museum will be a safe place in which to spend time, admiring the works of our rich diocesan territory. At the entrance, visitors will find suitable information on the prevention measures for COVID 19 to adopt during their stay in the Museum: they will have to wear a mask inside the Museum and sanitising gel will be available for the hands. We have arranged a visitor’s route with signage to encourage the distancing between people, providing for a separation between entrance and exit. It will not be necessary for single visitors to book, whilst groups will have to contact the Cultural Heritage Office to book a visit, calling the number 0131.816609 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm. Exhibitions and outreach activities will be organised from autumn: we are scheduling an exhibition on “Holy Baroque” which will fall within the MAB CEI and Regione Piemonte project. Check out all the updates with the Museum’s social media.
Obligation to wear a mask inside the museum premises. Limited admission: one family or one person at a time.