Good news for art lovers

Days MiBAC gives free entrance in 2011

Editorial Staff
January 27, 2011

With museum attendance on the decline in the last few years, Italy's association of state museums, MiBAC, is trying hard to attract people to art. Using the occasion of 150 years of Italian Unity, MiBAC has launched a set of promotions to attract bigger crowds including more innovative and interesting exhibitions and free admission (see list). 


For example, to celebrate Valentine's Day, MiBAC is offering two-for-one entrance for couples over the weekend of February 12 and 13. A new initiative in 2011, called Art that Wishes You a Happy Birthday, grants free entrance to all state-owned museums nationally to Italian and European union nationals on their birthday (upon valid identification); for those whose birthdays fall on a day of closure, the free admission is granted on the next day of opening.


March 8 Women's Day

free entry to women only

April 9 to 16, Culture Week

free entry for all

May 1, Labour Day

reduced 1 euro

Evening at the Museum (*dates still to be confirmed in 2011)

free entry for all from 8pm to 2am

European Heritage Days, free entry for all (*dates still to be confirmed in 2011)

Paper Sundays, free entry for all to state libraries and archives (*dates still to be confirmed in 2011)

Museums in Music (*dates still to be confirmed in 2011)

free concerts for all in over 150 museums

Monthly Art Tuesdays

free entry for all in the evening,

every last Tuesday of the month (*dates still to be confirmed in 2011)


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