This section offers the latest news from the museum, on planned events and more.
Extraordinary maintenance on the floor of the Hall of Prisoners has to occur next week, from Monday February 24 through March 3.
This means that during this period, the first two of Michelangelo’s Prisoners, the Young Slave and the Awakening Slave, will unfortunately not be visible. All other areas of the Accademia will be open and accessible to visitors.
This year, 2014, marks a special year for Florence and Italy: the 450th commemoration of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s death. For the occasion, many of the locations which host works by Michelangelo will be hosting special events and exhibits.
The Accademia Gallery, home to the largest number of Michelangelo’s works in Florence, will in particular host the exhibition “Ri-conoscere Michelangelo” starting February 18 to allow visitors the chance to explore the impact Michelangelo is perceived today given how he was portrayed over the last two centuries through photographs. Read all of the details on the exhibition here.