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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.

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Il 2014 è un anno speciale per Firenze e l’Italia: ricorre il 450° anniversario della morte di Michelangelo Buonarroti. Per l’anniversario, molti dei luoghi collegati a Michelangelo e alle sue opere organizzano eventi e mostre speciali.

La Galleria dell’Accademia, che ospita il maggior numero di opere di Michelangelo a Firenze, dedica all’artista la prima mostra dell’anno chiamata “Ri-conoscere Michelangelo” che avrà inizio il 18 febbraio. La mostra affronta il complesso tema del rinnovato interesse e dell’ammirazione per l’artista dall’Ottocento alla contemporaneità, in particolare attraverso la fotografia. Leggete tutti i dettagli sulla mostra qui.

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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.

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