Milan | Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà ready to be relocated

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Milan. The Rondanini Pietà is ready to be relocated: from the Scarlioni Gallery in the Antique Art Museum of the Sforza Castle, to the brand new Museo della Pietà, just completed inside the restored rooms of the former Ospedale Spagnolo (Spanish Hospital) also part of the Castle.
The structure and the decorative apparatus of the Spanish Hospital, built at the end of the 16th century and thus contemporary to Michelangelo, have survived almost intact until today.

Cover image: Rondanini Pietà, Michelangelo, 1564, detail. Image courtesy of Comune di Milano.

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The new Museo della Pietà. Above: two views of the former Spanish Hospital after the restoration works.

The Rondanini Pietà will relocated inside its new home, renovated on a design by Michele de Lucchi, conceived to be, along with a gallery, also a research and documentation facility, exclusively dedicated to the Michelangelo’s masterpiece. The new museum will be inaugurated on May 2, 2015, just after the opening of the EXPO Milan 2015.

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The renovation works, which lasted for two years, have been made possible thanks to a donation by Fondazione Cariplo. Image courtesy of Comune di Milano.

Inside the Scarlioni Gallery, a video will narrate the events that, along three years, eventually carried the Rondanini Pietà  to its new home.

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The Rondanini Pietà inside the Scarlioni gallery.
Left:Courtesy of Comune di Milano; right photo by Michele MF.

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