#emptyDuomoFi: the beauty of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo caught on camera

On 19th-20th February 2016 #emptyDuomoFi: the beauty of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo caught on camera will take place in Florence, in and out the monumental complex of the Museum of the Duomo.This event, specifically designed for the newly reopened museum, is organized by the #empty movement, an international group of creative Instagrammers. After closing time, they wander the deserted gallery halls, capturing the beauty of the museum, and then share their photos on the network.

Pioneered by American Instagrammer Dave Krugman, the #empty movement began in 2013 when New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art gave him and other Instagrammers access to the building after hours. Following the incredible success of the event, the movement was then hosted by the Guggenheim Museum, the Louvre, the Tate, the Fondazione Prada, the Geneva Musée d’Art et d’Histoire.

The Florentine event can be watched live via the hashtag on Instagram #emptyDuomoFi and #museduomofi. The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo will also share the event on Facebook and Twitter.


Waiting for the Instagramers’ snapshots, here’s some major artworks from the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo:

Arnolfo di Cambio, Madonna of the Glass Eyes, 1296-1302.

Lorenzo Ghiberti, Adam and Eve panel – Gates of Paradise,  1425–52.

Luca della Robbia, Cantoria – fourth bottom relief, 1431-38.

Andrea della Robbia, Coat of arms of the Arte della Lana (wool guild of Florence), 1487.  

Donatello, Penitent Magdalene, 1453-1455.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Deposition (Pietà Bandini), c. 1547 – 1553.

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