Mostre didattiche e musei: Giulio Carlo Argan e le sperimentazioni italiane nel secondo dopoguerra (1949-1952)
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This article reconstructs ministerial developments relating to the creation of educational exhibitions in Italian museums in the immediate post-war period and the first exhibitions of this type set up at the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo in Pisa (exhibition dedicated to the Polittico dei Carmelitani by Masaccio) and at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome (exhibition on Nuragic bronzes). It is one of the first forms of reception and implementation in Italy of the principles promoted by ICOM on the educational function of museums and among its main promoters was Giulio Carlo Argan who dedicated articles to the ministerial initiative, not only in the Bolletino d’Arte, but also in Museum, the official journal of UNESCO. The aim of the paper is to bring the Italian experience into dialogue with contemporary international debate on the role of museums.