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Accademia Carrara Bergamo

MUSEUMS

ACCADEMIA CARRARA

It was born in Bergamo in 1796 on the initiative of Count Giacomo Carrara. Over the years, the museum's heritage has been enriched in an extraordinary way, in terms of the number and quality of the works. Reopened in April 2015, after indispensable restoration work on the building and entrusted to the management of the Accademia Carrara Foundation, it is today a modern museum, equipped with the necessary services for the public and with a layout that allows you to make an extraordinary journey through history of Italian art, from the beginning of the fifteenth century to the threshold of modernity.

Carrara houses 1,587 paintings, 132 sculptures, a significant collection of drawings, prints and precious groups of decorative arts, from fans to porcelain, from small bronzes to medals. A significant heritage, generously made available to visitors through an exhibition that allows you to admire over 500 paintings and about 60 sculptures. A varied and surprising itinerary, punctuated by authentic masterpieces of Italian art.

OPENING HOURS

Every day from 9.30 to 17.30

Closing day on Tuesday

 

Timetable in effect from 16 June 2022

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00 - 18.00

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 19.00

  • Closing day on Tuesday

Phone: +39 035 4122097
Piazza Giacomo Carrara, 82 - Bergamo

Accademia Carrara
ACCADEMIA CARRARA
Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea

GAMEC

The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art was born in 1991 in a restored fifteenth-century architectural complex, formerly used as a monastery. The diversified programming – open to experimentation with contemporary languages and multidisciplinarity, and at the same time anchored to the roots of the institution and its heritage – has made it a multifaceted space over the years capable of involving different audiences.

With its 1500 square meters of exhibition space, it is a place that welcomes contemporary art in all its forms: personal and collective temporary exhibitions of international artists, unpublished projects by emerging artists and a rich calendar of collateral activities designed for different types of public are the strong point of the Gallery's cultural policy, which is a dynamic place for discussion, study and cultural integration, in continuous evolution.

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 15.00-19.00

Open in the morning for schools and booked groups

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-19.00

Tuesday closed

Phone:+39 035 270272
Via San Tomaso, 53 - Bergamo

GAMEC

MUSEO DI SCIENZE NATURALI "E.CAFFI"

It keeps most of the collections in the archives to allow them to be studied by experts and to deepen knowledge on the environment, living and extinct species. Founded in 1861 with an initial nucleus housed in the Royal Technical Institute, today it has millions of exhibits.

The finds are organized by main collection strands: zoology, entomology, geology and paleontology.

The Museum is very active and participates in local, national and international cultural initiatives and events. Conferences, film reviews, outdoor trips, temporary exhibitions, workshops: in the museum you can use electronic microscopes, read books or use tactile display cases. Interactivity and innovation are the two pillars of museum education; there is no lack of attention to disability with dedicated itineraries such as the one in Braille for the blind.

OPENING HOURS

  • Tuesday Friday:

09.00-13.00 and 14.30-18.00

  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays:

10:30-18:30

Monday closed

Phone:+39 035 286011
Citadel Square, 10 - Bergamo

Museo Scienze Bergamo
MUSEO DI SCIENZE NATURALI "E.CAFFI"
Museo di Palazzo Moroni

PALAZZO E GIARDINI MORONI

In the Via di Porta Dipinta that leads from the Upper Town to the Lower Town, the building is known for its magnificent and very extensive garden, dominated by a fourteenth-century tower.

Inside the building, a monumental staircase leads to the floor of the main rooms where Barbelli gave vent to his mastery and where there are great masterpieces of Lombard painting (GB Moroni, Bernardino Luini, Cesare Tallone…) a_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ evidence of the passion that the Counts Moroni family has always dedicated to the fine arts.

OPENING HOURS

  • From Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Phone:+39 035 0745270
Via Porta Dipinta, 12 - Bergamo

PALAZZO E GIARDINI MORONI

MUSEO E TESORO DELLLA CATTEDRALE

Inaugurated in 2012, it is housed in the basement of the Cathedral of Sant'Alessandro where, during the renovation works on the systems in 2004, some archaeological evidence of the history of Bergamo from the 10th century BC to the 16th century came to light: traces of prehistoric settlements, remains of Roman domus, evidence of the early Christian church and the Romanesque cathedral.

With this Museum, the Diocese of Bergamo wants to make known the history of its church, illustrate the constructive events that involved this place and, through the display of precious objects of art and liturgy, approach the visitor to the atmosphere of sacredness and beauty that characterized the life of the ancient Cathedral of San Vincenzo.

OPENING HOURS

  • Thursday-Friday: 15.00-19.00

  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays:

10:00-13:00 and 14:00-19:00

Phone:+39 035 219893
Piazza Vecchia, 3 - Bergamo

Museo e Tesoro della Cattedrale
MUSEO E TESORO DELLLA CATTEDRALE
Casa natale Donizetti

CASA NATALE DI GAETANO DONIZETTI

Declared a national monument, it is located in Borgo Canale.

The composer's family lived in the basement of the building. The environment was very spartan, made up of two rooms that served as kitchen and bedroom, as well as rooms used as a well and icebox.

A fate that appears marked, that of Donizetti: in his life he intertwined the notes creating immortal compositions just like his parents wove the fabrics. The Maestro's parents belonged to that humble segment of the population who earned a living by working for the lords of the rich palaces of the Upper Town. Donizetti redeemed his humble origins by becoming famous all over the world and bringing prestige to his city.

OPENING HOURS

  • Saturday: 14.00-18.00

  • Sunday: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

Phone:+39 035 244483
Via Borgo Canale, 14 - Bergamo

CASA NATALE DOZINETTI

CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLIGICO DI BERGAMO

The first exhibition of the current Archaeological Museum was located in the Loggia under the Palazzo della Ragione in Piazza Vecchia, where it originated as a simple "Collection of antiques" and included a series of epigraphs. Since then the collection has often changed location.

The huge and constant donations to the museum in its 5 centuries and more of life, have often made the spaces that were intended for it insufficient. In 1960 the Museum moved to a historical place, suitable for the enormous amount of exhibits kept: the collection can in fact today be visited inside the fourteenth-century Palazzo della Cittadella, the work of the Visconti, Lords of Milan.

OPENING HOURS FROM OCT. TO DEC.

  • Thursday-Friday: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30

Phone:+39 035 286070
Citadel Square, 9 - Bergamo

Civico Museo Archeologico di Bergamo
MUSEO CIVICO ARCHEOLIGICO
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