Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence to reopen to the public

The Great Synagogue of Florence and the city’s Jewish Museum and will be open to the public again on 17 June, 122 days after the closure imposed by the health emergency.

On the occasion of the reopening, the new management of the museum spaces will be presented. in addition, it will also be possible to admire the new multimedia installation of the immersive chamber ‘Il racconto del Tempio’ and the latest acquisitions of paintings by Guercino and Gino Rossi.

Also on 17 June, it will be possible to take part in the event ‘The wonders of rebirth’. The event will take the public on a journey through history to discover Florence’s Jewish Temple.

This will be followed by the preview presentation of two new paintings that enrich the museum’s itinerary: ‘Moses with the Tables of the Law’ of 1630 by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (Cento 1591 – Bologna 1666). A work from the collection of the Associazione Donne Ebree d’Italia (Adei Wizo), and the ‘Portrait of Lucia Levi nei Levi’ (1960), by the painter Gino Rossi (Venice 1884 – Treviso 1947), donated to the Jewish Community of Florence by Mrs. Grazia Levi. The painting depicts her grandmother who was deported from Florence to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944.

There will also be a meeting entitled ‘A centre of Jewish culture in Florence’, attended by, among others, the director of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt, and the president of the Tuscany Region, Eugenio Giani.


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