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Shaking up Italy’s Most Popular Museum

Shaking up Italy’s Most Popular Museum

While the Uffizi has to contend with crowd control (see the precedent article published in this Blog), other Italian museums have exactly the opposite problem. Near the Uffizi, in Florence, is the Bargello Museum, renowned for its Renaissance sculpture and one of the best collections of Islamic art in Italy. […]

Uffizi: Reform or Break?

Uffizi: Reform or Break?

Eike Schmidt is the new director of the Uffizi Gallery here and the first non-Italian to hold the job. A difficult job, because “It’s like playing multiple chess games at the same time,” Mr. Schmidt said. Last year, the Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens merged into one entity, and […]