Get free guided tours to Pietrasanta’s Museo dei Bozzetti – the City of Art’s museum of artists’ models, this weekend, as part of the “Giornate Europee del Patrimonio”


gionate-europeee-del-patrimonioPietrasanta’s Museo dei Bozetti, a unique collection of artists’ plaster (and clay, and wood) models will join the “Giornate Europee del Patrimonio, 2014” – which means you get to discover one of the most unique little museums in the world, with guided tours offered by volunteer docents.

The Museo dei Bozzetti features over 650 artists’ models – which are usually small scale plaster models used by the artists, and artisans, to produce the final sculptures, either in marble or in bronze – by 350 Italian and international artists who’ve worked in Pietrasanta’s marble laboratories and bronze foundries.

The free guided tours happen this Saturday, the 20th of September, 2014 at 10am and 5pm.

The docents will cover “Dal bozzetto all’opera tecniche di lavorazione” (from the model to the finished piece, working techniques) which will explain in deatail how the artists – and the capable artisans in the workshops in town get … well, from the model to the finished artwork.

Visit the Museo dei Bozzetti’s website, linked here.

Visit the MdB’s blog, for more information on events and projects, linked here.

The photo above is of Harry Marinsky’s models for his cycle of works for “Alice in Wonderland” and it’s by William Mercer McLeod.

Previously on Art is Life:

The Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta: a photo essay by William Mercer McLeod 

Take a virtual tour of the Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta

“Le Voci del Mondo” – The Museo dei Bozzetti offers free guided tours this Saturday and Sunday

The Museo dei Bozzetti home of a great collection of artists’ models takes part in “Italy-France” Exhibition in Pietrasanta

Gustavo Velez donates the model for his “Hipercubicos” to the Museo dei Bozzetti, in Pietrasanta

Giuliano Vangi, master sculptor, donates a second plaster model to Pietrasanta’s Museo dei Bozzetti

Maquettes au Clair de Lune – Pietrasanta’s Museo dei Bozzetti offers an evening tour of its collection of plaster models as part of “La Notte dei Musei.”

Free guided tours and some special events take place at The Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta for the Settimana della Cultura this weekend


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