This is a look back at a post written at the end of May, 2016. It’s about a small museum in Naples, Italy whose founder sought to save the skills and treasures of craftsmen before they were buried by the Industrial Revolution. There is care and pride in every detail.
The Museo Civico Gaetano Filangieri in Naples, Italy
The best treasure comes in chests, compact and crowded, that brim with what’s been most precious … and there should always be scars.
The Museo Filangieri is a chest like this.
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What a man! “Palazzo Como was saved by Gaetano Filangieri. He paid for the Renaissance palazzo to be taken down, moved back 20 metres, and then rebuilt with three of its facades exactly as before.”
😀 … and to have realised how much was going to be swamped by industry. Not a man to just swim with the tide.
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