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  • By roberta curiel On Saturday, August 05 th, 2017 · no Comments · In

    Exactly 200 years ago (it was August 10th) the new Accademia Galleries were inaugurated and first opened to the public. The director was then Leopoldo Cicognara  (1767-1834), art historian, intellectual and collector, in charge of the Galleries since 1808, when Venice was ruled by Napoleon and the seat of the collection was still at the ‘Fonteghetto della Farina’ near St Mark’s Square.