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Duomo museum - is it closing for renovation ???

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Duomo museum - is it closing for renovation ???

I've heard the museum will close in the Italian spring for renovation, does anyone know when?? I'd really like to see the restored doors of paradise that I believe are now in the museum. Does anyone have any information about this???

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1. Re: Duomo museum - is it closing for renovation ???

There is nothing about closure on the official web site, although it does say that the museum will be moving to a larger area at some unspecified time in the future: see …duomo.waf.it/museo_dett/29-other-museums/74…

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2. Re: Duomo museum - is it closing for renovation ???

Part of the museum is closed (Sala dell'antica facciata -- the room containing sculptures from the old facade, among other things) while they expand the square footage of this splendid museum. Perhaps other rooms will close as this expansion process occurs.

The restored doors are on display, in all their glory, on the ground floor. They just returned to the museum this past September 8th (the Virgin Mary's birthday, to whom the cathedral is dedicated). A didactic/explanation, in English and Italian helps explain (like most didactic things) what's what in those panels.

Edited: 5:10 am, January 12, 2013
3. Re: Duomo museum - is it closing for renovation ???

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