“Fumetti nei Musei”, the project conceived by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and carried out with Coconino Press – Fandango, is back. Twenty-nine new books tell, through the art of comics, the contemporaneity of Italian cultural places, living places where incredible stories happen and where the imagination is pushed towards the suggestions of the past and science fiction scenarios. The second edition of the project is enriched with another 29 stories: the comic strip journey takes shape in 27 new museums and the Central Institute for Restoration and the Central Institute for Graphics are also involved. The city of Rome will therefore host this particular exhibition, which can be visited free of charge for all Christmas holidays and until February 16, 2020.
From the Rocca di Gradara to Castel Sant’Angelo, from the National Archaeological Museum of Abruzzo to Villa d’Este and Herculaneum, the new 29 albums tell mind-boggling stories: among real-life characters, monsters, fantastic creatures, ghosts and superheroes. And, as in the first edition, both great authors and young emerging cartoonists participated in the new albums, for whom this project represented an opportunity to dialogue with the richness of the cultural heritage, while for some it was the occasion of the first publication.
“Italy – says Minister Dario Franceschini – has always excelled in the field of conservation, becoming an example all over the world. The time has come to add to this investment a great attention to contemporaneity, until now neglected. This project, in addition to recounting museums with a new language and leaving the imagination of some of the best Italian cartoonists free, also shows how investing in the protection and the past can be an opportunity to give greater impetus to the cultural and creative industries and young artists. An innovative project that the Ministry cares about a lot”.