From the Council of Ministers ok to the birth in the Ministry of Culture of the special Superintendence for recovery, a single national structure that will take care of authorizations for major works and that will be entrusted to the general director of the Mic for Archeology and Landscape. In addition, 4 new autonomous institutes are born: the Museum of Digital Art, the Archaeological Park of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, the Archaeological Park of Sepino and the National Picture Gallery of Siena. The Observatory for Gender Equality is also established. Franceschini: “Ministry reorganizes itself to win the challenge” “Another important step for the reform of the national museum system and for the organization of the ministry, which is restructuring in order to win the recovery challenge”, says the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, at the end of the Council of Ministers. “With the new Dpcm – continues Franceschini – the Special Superintendence for the PNRR kicks off and 4 new autonomous institutes are born: the Museum of Digital Art, the Archaeological Park of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, the Archaeological Park of Sepino and the National Art Gallery of Siena. The Observatory for gender equality is also established, which will have the task of promoting this important issue in the areas of competence of the Ministry. The administration of Culture is thus preparing to meet the challenges of the future, starting with the documentation and promotion of new artistic expressions and the commitment to ensure maximum speed in the realization of the works of the Recovery plan, guaranteeing full compliance with the constitutional provisions regarding the protection of the landscape and cultural heritage “. THE PROJECTS With the archaeological park of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, that of Sepino, the Museum of Digital Art and the National Picture Gallery of Siena, the institutes involved in the Franceschini reform launched in 2014 have risen to 43, which marked a real turning point in national museum system, bringing annual visitors from about 41 million in the pre-reform period to almost 55 million in 2019, the last year before the pandemic, with a growth of 34% in 6 years. In the same period, collections increased by almost 80%, from 135.5 to 242.4 million euros. Above all, autonomy has allowed state museums to be born as institutions of protection, education and research.The archaeological park of Cerveteri and Tarquinia includes the necropolis of Banditaccia, the largest in the Mediterranean area, registered in 2004 by Unesco in the list heritage of humanity, the National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia, which is located in the ancient Palazzo Vitelleschi and preserves among other things the famous high-relief of winged horses from the excavations of the Ara della Regina, and the necropolis of Monterozzi, sites that overall they recorded over 153,000 visitors in 2019. The archaeological park of Sepino will include the homonymous archaeological area, with the remains of the ancient Roman city built in the Tammaro valley, and the museum of the city and the territory, sites that overall in 2019 have seen over 27,000 visitors.The National Picture Gallery of Siena, located in the elegant Palazzo Buonsignori and Brigidi, houses the most important collection of paintings on panel with a gold background from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries of Siena, with masterpieces by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Simone Martino, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. In 2019 the museum had nearly 10,000 visitors. Museo dell’Arte Digitale will be dedicated to the production and presentation of digital content, playing a strategic role in the contemporary cultural scenario, increasingly digitized, connected and globalized, in which the very notion of work and public is inevitably evolving. Also in this case, the directors of the new four autonomous institutes will be selected with an international call which will be published on the ministry’s website in the coming weeks.The creation of the special Superintendence for PNRR, called upon to carry out the functions of protection of the cultural and landscape assets concerned from the interventions of the recovery plan subject to Environmental Impact Assessment at the state headquarters or which fall within the territory of at least two branch offices of the Ministry. The interim director will be the general director of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of the Mic. The Observatory for Gender Equality, made up of fifteen members, will have advisory and support tasks in the development and implementation of policies for gender equality in the areas of competence of the Ministry.
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