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Museums and galleries

Reggio Emilia

Tricolour Flag Hall

A visit to the Tricolour Flag Hall and the Tricolour Flag Museum is necessary to discover the true spirit of the town, a rebellious side that fought to get rid of ancient servitude and to gain control of its future of freedom and equality.

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Tricolour Flag Museum

The Museum is hosted inside the seat of the Municipality, in the rooms next to the Tricolour Flag Hall. After the recent enlargements (2017), it is extended on three different levels. On display are documents, objects and relics concerning the history of the national flag, its origin and further developments until the Napoleonic period. From January, 7 2017, it hosts the artworks of the project "Ninety artists for a Flag".

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Museum Palace

Former Franciscan convent, it has hosted the first private collection of the great naturalist Lazzaro Spallanzani since 1830. In 2005 the square and the Museum were redisigned by the famous contemporary architect Italo Rota. The exhibition area was expanded to over 1,800 metres. New entrance hall, new exhibition gallery, workshop space, Agorà, Fab Lab, new library and wi-fi service.

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Parmeggiani Art Gallery

The Gallery brings together the art collection which belonged to Luigi Parmeggiani. It includes European arms and cutlery, goldsmithery, enamels and jewels, European costumes from the XVII to the XIX century, sculptures in stone and polychrome wood, Italian, Spanish and Flemish paintings, and other artistic objects.

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History of Psychiatry Museum

Located inside the restored Lombroso wing of San Lazzaro, the Museum hosts and displays instruments, documents and materials that made the history of psychiatry in Italy.

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Civic Museums network

Inside five museums, two historical buildings and three exibition centers are hosted different collections, from paleolithic era to present days. A work lasted many decades mantained and updated an heritage coming from about 200 years ago.

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Palazzo Magnani Foundation

The building which currently hosts the Palazzo Magnani exhibition gallery belonged to the Becchi Counts for a century; in the early eighteenth century it was acquired by another aristocratic family, the Chioffi, who initiated major restoration works in 1841 that gave to the building its current appearance.

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Maramotti Collection

Private contemporary art gallery. On display are about 200 works belonging to the main national and international trends from 1945 until now: paintings, sculptures and installations.

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Spazio Gerra

Bequeathed to the Municipality of Reggio Emilia by Mrs Anna Maria Ternelli Gerra for the purpose of creating a new cultural venue in the city dedicated to her husband, the artist Marco Gerra (1925-2000), the former Cairoli Hotel, located in piazza XXV Aprile, was restored through an innovative design by the architect Christian Gasparini.

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Reggio Emilia-Guastalla Diocesan Museum

The museum is composed of three large halls on the ground floor of the Archbishop Palace, built by Bartolomeo Avanzini in the mid-XVII century.

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Cavalry Service Historical Hall

Permanent display of uniforms, flags, headgeons and documents relating to the Cavalry Service, from historic Lancers to the first mechanized troops.

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Museum of the Beata Vergine della Ghiara's Sanctuary

The museum, created in 1982, is located on the ground floor of the cloister of Basilica della Ghiara. The "Ghiara Treasure" is kept in the three museum halls (holy silverware, votive pictures, documents of corporations, associations and confraternities).

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Invitation to...

Contemporary art in Reggio Emilia with four works by the following artists: Luciano Fabro, Sol LeWitt, Eliseo Mattiacci, Robert Morris on display in the open air.

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