Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze, Florence

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  • Nice big museum with different art. The Egyptian portion was very beautiful and special. Many mooiebeelden
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  • We enjoyed this museum both by his collection (Etruscan, Egyptian, ect...) by the site topped by a canopy which gives a nice brightness. There is a beautiful garden but we could not enter it, I don't know if it's normal or exceptional. The staff is very present (a very friendly gentleman to tried to answer our questions despite the language barrier while someone else proposed to my mother to borrow the elevator by notifying his cane and his age.) On the other hand very hot in summer.
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  • the Archaeological Museum of Florence is easily one of the most important as far as the ' etruscology, but perhaps not everyone knows that is the second most important in Italy for Egyptology after the Egyptian Museum in Turin. There are unique exhibits brought to Florence from baliyan, one of the most important Italian Egyptologists and historians.
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  • Of course Florence is full of priceless treasures, countless plazas, and narrow streets that invite random strolling. But if you want to get away from the crowds and see something different come here. The second floor is filled with anciant Etruscan objects. Not all of labelled (possibly no one knows exactly what they are anyway). Not many signs in English, but you can guess the Italian, or use an online dictionary for key words. It is likely that bilingual signs are coming, because the Egyptian section is very well labelled. The museum is being renovated. If you insist on good labels and English, then go to the Metropolitan Museum in New York, or the British Museum. The Vatican Museum also has a good collection (haven't checked it out myself, yet). Get away from the Cathedral and relax over coffee in this neighborhood.
  • As of May 2017, this should literally not be opened to the public or even be called a museum. A majority of it looks like it's still being put together; current artifacts just seem out of place put randomly, and alot of the pieces just have names and you'll have no idea what, when or where it came from. Even if you have the Firenze card don't bother right now, for 4 euro a ticket you're better off getting a gelato, you'd get more enjoyment out of it.
  • Cheap and so good value for money in terms of sheer number of objects. Some interesting stories to tell in terms of Etruscan pots and Egyptian burial practices and fabrics. Three problems. Some lighting made it impossible to view objects either because you had to stand between light and object to see it or because nobody had thought about the reflection coming off the perspex screens. A cloak was impossible to examine. There are better ways of lighting photosensitive objects: lower light in the room as a whole for example. Second, related, there wasn't enough room sometimes to see whole displays. So back up to read some text and you find yourself backing into another display case. Also one of the security staff was overbearingly present to the point of making me uncomfortable. By all means watch what I'm doing but don't follow me at a constant distance (step for step. I started shuffling a few paces at a time to test it). For context I am in my thirties, a historian, and there was nothing in that area that was not secured behind perspex or glass. I didn't look like a threat. Made it hard to try to compare bits of material culture though. It was a relief when some kids came in: staff member was on them like a shot.
  • Almost doesn't belong in a city with such sterling museums, though still worth a visit despite the down-at-the-heels feel (especially the first floor, the dingy stairwells, the missing signage and solo water closet). Houses stunning ancient artifacts, especially Etruscan treasures.
  • Learn the early Etruscan and Roman heritage,these were very well curated.

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