FOCUS ON.The Port of Istifan In a Nautical Map from the 18th Century

FOCUS ON.The Port of Istifan In a Nautical Map from the 18th Century

FOCUS ON.The Port of Istifan In a Nautical Map from the 18th Century

Focus on. Discovering the collection.

From September 12th to December 8th 2019, at the apartments of the Duca d’Aosta of the Miramare Castle, a new exhibition project is held every four months, the FOCUS ON.

With this initiative, the Museum intends to start a journey of a thematic in-depth study that highlights one or more works from one’s own collection, objects of art that sometimes go unnoticed among the sumptuous decorations of the museum itinerary and the fascinating sea views.

An opportunity to take a new look at the Museum’s collections and to tell its history starting from the objects, reconstructing the context of production, the meanings and the conservative events.

The first “Focus on” is titled “The Port of Istifan in a 18th century nautical map “. The protagonist of the exhibition will be a tempera on paper recently acquired by the Museum. The map depicts the port of Istifan, an ancient town located along the coast of the Black Sea, a strategic time for the control of that stretch of coast and now disappeared. It is a work of travelers, cartographers and vedutisti Giacomo (called the Major) and Antonio Baseggio, who between 1783 and 1784 established in Livorno, at the time a free port, a workshop specializing in views of the city and ports far away.

In Miramare, the most consistent collection of Baseggio works is conserved in Italy. The Miramare collection was part of the personal assets that the young archduke Ferdinando Massimiliano brought with him when, promoted to admiral and commander of the Hapsburg navy, he moved his residence from Vienna to Trieste.

Focus on exposure is included in the ticket entrance to the Castle (and remember that every Wednesday afternoon from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, until December 18th, entry to the Castle is free thanks to the #iovadoalmuseo ministerial project)

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The Park of Miramare has reopened to the public
on May 25th, 2020
(opening hours 8 am – 7 pm, last entry at 6.30 pm).

The Castle will reopen on the 2nd of June. It can be visited everyday from 2 pm to 7 pm