The Castello di Rivoli, among other museums in Venice and Milan were instructed to close over two weeks ago.
The Castello di Rivoli, among other museums in Venice and Milan were instructed to close over two weeks ago. Image: Georgius LXXXIX Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

A world-famous curator is working 18-hour days to put one of Italy’s top museums online So Italians Can Visit From Quarantine

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the director of Castello di Rivoli near Turin, says it is the museum’s “public duty,” as 60 million Italians have been placed under lockdown.

Christov-Bakargiev and her team have been scrambling to fast-track digitization of the museum by recording and editing new virtual tours for the Modern and contemporary art museum at the new virtual venue called “Digital Cosmos.”

The museum is also creating virtual tours aimed at children and parents stuck in their houses as schools and offices have shut down. “It is important for people’s state of mind,” Christov-Bakargiev tells Artnet News.

To find out more about initiatives by Italian museums to keep people in touch with art during these difficult times, log on to ArtNet News.

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