Visitors can now purchase the Grande Museo del Duomo Visitors' Guide, at the Grande Museo del Duomo ticket office and at the Bookshop inside the Cathedral, in exclusive for the Veneranda Fabbrica, at a cost of only € 3.50.
In the words of the President of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo of Milan, Mons. Gianantonio Borgonovo, the Grande Museo del Duomo Visitors' Guide is “an exhortation […]; it encourages the sharing of the Cathedral, symbol of the city and of the citizens of Milan, the appreciation of the values that it represents”, increasing the attention and the stimulus towards documentation, in search of sources and helping readers to understand the commitment concealed behind every single work that documents a story that began in 1387 and still continues day after day without end today.
The volume “Milan. Museum and Treasury of the Duomo”, published by Silvana Editoriale and edited by Dr. Giulia Benati, was written to complete the reorganisation and redesign both of the layout and exhibition of the New Grande Museo, inaugurated on 4 November 2013.
The Museum contains a large historical and artistic heritage, a valuable testimony of the Duomo construction site, divided up into fourteen areas arranged chronologically and according to subject matter. Numerous sculptures are displayed in the 26 exhibition rooms alongside excellent stained glass panels, paintings, tapestries and embroidery, terracotta models and large architectural models, all of them works that come almost entirely from the Duomo.
The Guide illustrates the Museum layout with previously unpublished photographs full of details, going over the history of the Cathedral, room by room, in this way accompanying visitors to discover the most important exhibits that have made this Monument unique and extraordinary, from its origins up to the present day.
With a simple and clear language, the Guide offers visitors the possibility of getting to know the Museum in a new and unusual way; it is also an indispensable aid when visiting the museum, illustrated by an easily and immediately understandable plan of its layout.