Museo delle Culture Milan

The Museo delle Culture short MUDEC is tucked away in a courtyard in the fashion district on Via Tortona, just north of the Naviglio Grande. The "Museum of Cultures" in Milan is a center dedicated to the interdisciplinary exploration of world cultures. The aim of the MUDEC is to explore and collect non-European cultures and to present their material and immaterial expressions. Art objects, costumes, dance and singing are presented with different media. There is a permanent exhibition with the collection of the Museo delle Culture and a theater with 300 seats for events and performances of visual arts. On the ground floor is the entrance, a designer shop and a bistro. The MUDEC was designed by British architect David Chipperfield.

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Pinacoteca di Brera

The Pinacoteca di Brera is located in the Baroque Palazzo di Brera with a large courtyard with double-columned arcades. In the courtyard stands a statue by Antonio Canova representing Napoleon as Mars bringing peace. The Pinacoteca di Brera is one of the most important picture galleries in Italy. The museum displays works by Bellini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Rubens and Titian, to name just a few of the great painters. The collection shows pictures from the 14th century to the 20th century. The Pinacoteca is one of the most famous museums in Milan. 

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Palazzo Reale

The former royal palace is today a museum in which large exhibitions are shown. Since 1951, art has reigned at the Palazzo Reale. Palazzo Reale is located on the Piazza del Duomo, the heart of Milan. The prestigious palace is ideal for exhibitions that attract large crowds of visitors. You should order tickets online, because the queues can be very long. 

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Palazzo dell'Arte

The Palazzo dell'Arte serves as the main building of the Triennale di Milano. The building is located in the Parco Sempione and was built in 1933 by architect Giovanni Muzio in the fascist style. The Palazzo dell'Arte faces the park and uses part of the green space for temporary art activities. The interior is simple and almost modern. Muzio wanted to create a neutral space that gives art all the freedom to unfold. The Triennale shows design, architecture, photography, art and fashion. From the roof terrace you have a nice view over the park. 

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Galleria d'Arte Moderna

The Galleria d'Arte Moderna is located at the Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. The Gallery of Modern Art is housed in a former royal villa built in 1790. Modern art here means paintings and sculptures that were created between 1800 and 1950. There are also works from the 15th century. The most famous painters in the museum include Cézanne, Renoir and van Gogh. 

Museo di Storia Naturale Milano

The Natural History Museum of Milan is located in the Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. The Museo di Storia Naturale Milano was founded in 1838 and has a mineralogical, zoological and paleontological collection. The museum building was built in 1893 in neo-Byzantine style. Among the museum's highlights are the dinosaur skeletons and fossils. 

Museo Nazionale della Scienza

The Milan Museum of Technology is named Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. The industrial metropolis of Milan decided to build a museum for Italian engineers. Leonardo da Vinci was not only a gifted artist but also one of the most visionary engineers in world history. From the outside you can not see that the museum is a scientific museum because it was set up in a former monastery. Later, large halls were added to accommodate aircrafts and railways. In the outdoor area a submarine is displayed.  

Prada Museum Milan

The Prada Museum is located almost on the outskirts of Milan, on the site of an old distillery from 1910. Old industrial buildings have been complemented by 3 new buildings by Rem Koolhaas of OMA and have created a very special place. The Fondazione Prada has donated a cultural center on 19,000 m². Each building has its own character and together the different houses with different functions form a living art quarter. There are permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions, a cafe, a cinema, a podium and the white "Torre" as the landmark of the Prada Museum. 

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Map Museums in Milan

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Museums in Milan

Museums in Milan

The industrial metropolis of Milan is a city with a long history and world-famous for its fashion business. The museums in Milan are therefore very interesting. There are great art museums, Italy's best known technology museum and new museums of modern art, design and fashion. 

 

 

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