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MUSEUMS IN GENOA

Acquario di Genova (Genoa Acquarium):
it’s the largest European exhibition of its kind. It can be entered via the Spinola Bridge at the port. It has an exhibition area which is more than 9,000 square feet. 5,000 animals from 500 different species live under its roof. The present day reconstruction dates back to 1998, with an addition of “nave blu” exhibitive space, in which the habitat of the Madagascar forest has been reproduced.


Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Civic Gallery of Modern Art):
preserves works of sculpture, paintings and graphics from the 19th and 20th Centuries. It’s housed in Via Capoluogo 3 in Villa Serra in the Nervi area. The present day layour dates back to 2004.


Civico Museo Navale (Civic Naval Museum):
in the Pegli area and housed in Villa Doria in Piazza Bonavino. The collection includes paintings, weapons, armour and also books, atlases and naval instruments dating back to the Italian and European history. The seat is in a 16th Century villa, but the museum has been here since 1930: the present day layout dates back to diverse restoration campaigns; the most recent from 1993 to 2004. The rooms in the villa that host the collection have taken the name from the mythological frescoes which decorate their ceilings.


Galata – Museo del Mare (Sea Museum):
is seated in the oldest building amongst those, which at the port, were used as arsenals for the Galleys and where an original launch chute can also be admired. The museum includes a real Galley in its collection since 2003. Since 2004, the museum covers an area of 10,000 square metres and is divided into 20 rooms, chronologically and thematically fitted out. The museum not only has a scientific slant but is also rich in all the typical multimedia aspects of new expositive criteria.


Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola (National Gallery):
is located in Piazza Pellicceria in Palazzo Spinola. It hosts a rich collection of paintings by artists from Genoa, Italian and Flemish masters from the 15th-18th Century in the room of the late 16th Century building which was originally Grimaldi owned. The Gallery has been open since 1993 and the rooms and exhibition areas maintain their original name connected to the furnishings and the decorations of the rooms themselves.


Galleria di Palazzo Bianco (Gallery of Palazzo Bianco(White)):
is located in Via Garibaldi and has its seat in the homonymous 17th Century building, so named to distinguish it from Palazzo Rosso situated in front of it. It conserves the most remarkable nucleus of Genoa art from the 17th-18th Century. The Flemish School is also represented – which had an advantageous rapport with the Genovese ambient – from the 15th-18th Century. There are also paintings from the Veneto and Spanish Schools.


Galleria di Palazzo Rosso Gallery of Palazzo Rosso (Red)):
this exhibition and museum seat can also be located in Via Garibaldi as the previous one. The structure was initiated in 1671/77. It hosts, in its entirety, the vastest collection of art from the City and one of the most interesting even on a national level. Here the Schools of Genoa, Veneto, Emilia, Flemish and Spanish are represented, each covering a period that goes from between the 15th - 18th Century. Here, there are also precious elements of furnishings are conserved such as tapestry, porcelain and majolica.


Musei di Strada Nuova (New Road Museums):
here we’re talking about “a together” of an exhibition route of the Rosso (Red), Bianco (White) and Tursi buildings.


Galleria di Palazzo Reale:
located in via Balbi. The rooms, magnificently decorated and furnished from the Royal Palace – a 17th Century building, called the Royal Palace because it was handed over to the Savoia family – host many paintings from the Genoa, Bologna and Veneto Schools, mainly from the 17th and 18th Centuries.


Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Museum of Contemporary Art):
is situated in via Jacopo Ruffini. Other than promoting the contemporary artistic research in the Genovese and Liguria ambient, it hosts a precious collection of art from the 20th Century, with particular reference to Italian abstract art from the 1930’s to the 1980’s.


Museo delle Culture del Mondo (Museum of World Culture):
is housed in the Albertis Castle in Corso Dogali. It hosts an ethnographic collection relating to the populations of America, from Canada to the Terra del Fuoco, including pre-Columbian archaeological finds that various Missions have donated to the City. It was re-opened in 2004.

 

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