In July 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Municipality of Comacchio and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN). This collaborative relationship has been aimed at the mutual promotion of city museums, the exchange of show-pieces for use in exhibition events, and the sharing of skilled experiences and practices in the scientific field and in the management of museum structures.
This strategic agreement inaugurates a new partnership model between major museums and small exhibitors, serving as a skillful example of the dissemination of cultural goods throughout the nation. The prestigious partnership with MANN, the world’s most important museum of Roman antiquities, calls for real connections: Comacchio is also known for its rich heritage of archeological finds that natural events have crystallized and defended over time.
The National Archaeological Museum of Naples
The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the oldest and most important in the world for the richness and uniqueness of its heritage and for its contribution to the European cultural landscape.
The first core was created in 1700, by the will of the Bourbon royal family. nationalized in 1860, the museum’s collections have been enriched with the acquisition of finds from excavations in Campania and southern Italy, and thanks to private donations.
The many treasures kept in the museum include the Egyptian Collection, a lapidary collection, an important core of sculptures from the Farnese Collection, a wide selection of Vesuvian mosaics, and the curious Secret Cabinet where frescoes and erotic items are kept. The priceless numismatic collection, the extraordinary collection of Roman frescoes, the Temple of Isis, the reconstruction of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, and the thousands of furnishings in silver, ivory, and other precious items also deserve to be mentioned. Sections dedicated to excavations in Naples, and the pre-and proto-history of Campania and Pithecusa (Ischia, the oldest Greek settlement in the West) completes the museum.