Lombardy Region contributed with 500,000 euros for the renovation and fitting out of the Cloisters that house the installation of “I Sette Savi” by Fausto Melotti. The sculptures, starting from Friday 29 October, will be exhibited inside the National Science and Technology Museum of Milan in the garden of the first Cloister of the Monumental building.
The project is part of the funding provided by the Lombardy Region to National Science and Technology Museum in the context of regional cultural policies which saw the realization of numerous interventions including the opening to the public of the Studio Collections, the enhancement of the Cloisters and Gardens of the Monumental Building, now enriched by the installation of the representative artist prominent on the Italian and Milanese twentieth century cultural scene.
«Solemn and mysterious – declared the regional councilor for Autonomy and Culture, Stefano Bruno Galli – the group of seven stone giants by Fausto Melotti finally finds a fixed and worthy home. Sixty years after its realization, and thirty-five after the death of the great artist from Rovereto, this monumental work comes back to life after a long and troubled wanderings. An operation carried out thanks to the concrete intervention of the Lombardy Region, which thus continues to support the redevelopment and enhancement actions of the National Museum of Science and Technology ».
The Museum, which since its foundation, has had as its mission the dialogue between art, science and technology, organizes – Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October and Monday 1 November at 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm – a special 30-minute guided tour, together with curator, during which it will be possible to retrace the history of the Museum and get to know ‘I Sette Savi’.
The visit is included in the entrance ticket to the Museum, with reservations required at the time of purchase on www.museoscienza.org