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National Etruscan Museum of Chiusi

National Etruscan Museum of Chiusi, everything you need to know

(by Eduardo Lubrano). On Saturday 25th, from 4.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. (last entry 30 minutes before closing time), and on Sunday 26th, from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (last entry half an hour before closing time), the museum exhibition room will be extraordinarily open, where museum staff will illustrate the exhibition “(Re)writing the past: the Etruscan name of Chiusi and other stories”.

Everything revolves around the reinterpretation of a fragment of a black glazed ceramic vase conserved in the museum, datable to the 3rd-beginning of the 2nd century B.C., in which the Etruscan name of the ancient city of Porsenna (the “Magnus Dux Etruriae”, a title that many centuries later, on 27th August 1569, was conferred on Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany) is written in the form of the adjective “Cleusins”.

The exhibition traces the history of the city of Chiusi through particularly significant epigraphic evidence from Etruscan, Roman and early medieval times. The museum will also be open on Saturday evening, from 8pm to 11pm (last admission thirty minutes before closing time) at the symbolic price of €1 (excluding the free admission required by law).

During the evening, at 9 p.m., in line with the theme of the 2021 edition of the GEP “Cultural heritage: ALL included!”, an appointment will be dedicated to children, who have been absent from our museums for some time due to the restrictions imposed by the ongoing health emergency that has suspended outdoor educational activities in schools.

The initiative “Tasselli di Storia” offers a short guided tour for the youngest visitors (but also for accompanying adults) on the most significant exhibits of the museum and their history. The activity will take place in continuity with the visit: the children will compose a puzzle representing an important work of the museum and will be able, with the help of the staff, to find it in the exhibition and to deepen the details. The “Tasselli di Storia” initiative also includes two events on the following day, Sunday 26, at 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

PH Chiusi, via https://www.beniculturali.it/.