Programma Musei – The program for museums
Set up in the year 2000, the Programma Musei remains at the center of the Compagnia’s activities in this sector. From its birth, it has been characterized by a wide structural intervention plan involving sites, new exhibitions, investigation and restoration campaigns for museum collections, whose underlying concept is the one that inspired the Museum District in the historical center of Torino. This district contains a significant concentration of evidence of the life at Court and of collected pieces by the House of Savoy, in an area – extending from the Palatine Doors to Carignano Square – that is today by and large considered a unitary system of museums.
The realization of this program implies the sharing of values by the main local and national institutions, and a strong commitment for its financing, organization, and planning. After the start of the upgrading of the Egyptian Museum (and of the palace that hosts it) and of the Museum of the Risorgimento (the first step in the renovation of Palazzo Carignano), this commitment today focuses on the central question of finding an adequate seat for the Galleria Sabauda, as the spaces it occupies at the Collegio dei Nobili are destined to the restoration project of the Egyptian Museum.
This matter, whose solution can recall different systemic possibilities with reference both to a better location for the Museum, and to the upgrading of the building that will contain it, will be the object of a serious cultural, territorial, and – not least - financial exploration and consideration, in conjunction with the involved institutions.