The National Museum of Digital Art in Milano

Sunday 7th April, 2024 - Bruce Sterling

*Exit through the gift shop!

The Museum of Digital Art is one of the newest autonomous museums established by the Minister of Culture with DPCM No. 123 of June 24, 2021. The museum, entrusted to the direction of Ilaria Bonacossa, an art historian and curator and former director of Artissima in Turin, will be based in Milan, in the Art Nouveau spaces of the former Albergo Diurno di Porta Venezia, designed by Piero Portaluppi in 1925 and owned by the City of Milan.

The renovation of the spaces and the setting up of the new museum will be completed by 2026, to create a digital hub for avant-garde art experiments, in synergy with MEET – Digital Culture Center. The Museum will present temporary installations created ad hoc in the historic spaces and works from its permanent collection, developed in fieri, to document the history of contemporary art through digital transformations. The aim is to open up to universal languages capable of uniting generations and communicating through art the possibility of becoming digitally aware citizens. The Museum as of 2022 has already developed and planned several initiatives. The first, in collaboration with MEET – Digital Culture Center, was the European conference “The new Atlas of digital art” (June 23-25, 2022). Other prestigious collaborations are planned in the coming months: with MAXXI in Rome, for the exhibition Digital Antibodies (December 6, 2022-February 26, 2023) and with the Direzione regionale Musei Lombardia (Regional Directorate of Museums Lombardy), with whom a temporary installation is being planned for the summer of 2023 at the Castello Scaligero in Sirmione, on the occasion of Bergamo-Brescia capitals of culture 2023.

Transparent Administration (Amministrazione Trasparente)

To view information about the Museum of Digital Art within the Ministry of Culture’s Transparency Portal, click on the link and select, if necessary, “Museum of Digital Art” under “structure”