Support for a new porcelain exhibition area
With 6,000 pieces of porcelain and ceramics, the Capodimonte Museum houses one of the most important collections in Italy. The Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples boasts an exhibition area of over 15,000 square meters and a collection of about 47,000 works by great names in Italian and international painting, set in a park of 134 hectares.
It was in Capodimonte that the first stage of the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Roadshow was held. During the event, the collaboration project with the Museum to support the setting up of a new exhibition area dedicated to porcelain was unveiled.
The project is linked to the original idea of Annibale Sacco, director of the Royal House of Savoy, who, starting in 1872, brought a large number of porcelain pieces acquired by the Bourbon Court to Capodimonte. They included pieces from Vienna – brought to Naples by the wife of King Ferdinand IV, Maria Carolina of Austria – Berlin, Sèvres and Dagoty. The new exhibition, spread over ten rooms, will be set up in collaboration with Federico Forquet and with the scientific support of Angela Caròla Perrotti.
This initiative is an example of the CDP Group's support not only for the rebirth project of the Capodimonte Museum, but for the cultural excellence of our country with a view to the growth and social inclusion of communities.