Convent of San Francesco – Sestini Photography Museum

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Not far from the heart of the upper town, cross Piazza Mercato del Fieno to discover a fine example of medieval convent architecture, rich in hidden treasures: the Convent of San Francesco.

This enchanting place is also the setting of the Sestini Photography, one of the most technological photography museums in Italy!


Convent of San Francesco

The Cloister of the Arks, the Cloister of the Well and the Capitular Hall reveal the long history of this building with their cycles of frescoes made between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The panoramic terrace offers an unmissable view: the intersection of the two valleys, Brembana and Seriana.

Today home to the offices, archives and library of the Bergamo History Museum, the convent hosts temporary exhibitions dedicated to the twentieth century and to historical photography.

 

Sestini Photography Museum

The Sestini Photography Museum enhances its photographic heritage with an interdisciplinary exhibition dedicated to the world of historical photography and divided into two sections: a scientific and a historical one.

Phenomenal visions - the scientific section develops in three environments. In each one we propose activities that guide visitors to discover the process of sight, the phenomena that regulate the propagation of light, the perceptive deceptions, the similarities between the functioning of the human eye and the camera.

Photography Museum - the historical section leads visitors to discover the history of photography between local and international dimensions. Evocative multimedia installations reproduce the techniques of photography processing from the first half of the 19th century to the second of the 20th century, reconstruct the diffusion of photographic studios in the Bergamo area and illustrate the resources of the Sestini photographic archive.

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Guardami | anthological exhibition by Pepi Merisio

The Sestini Photography Museum, which received the Pepi Merisio Fund in 2018, offers the public a new story through images. More than the subject, this time, we talk about the artist in over 250 shots chosen by Merisio himself, grouped into 5 different thematic sections, each of which is dedicated to one of the fundamental themes of the great photographer’s career.

For each section, a beating heart: an original selection of vintage images printed by Pepi Merisio between 1960 and 1970.

The exhibition, promoted and organised by the Bergamo History Museum and Municipality of Bergamo, is realised thanks to the important contribution of SIAD, main sponsor of the event and of the new exhibition space setup.

Exhibition promoted and organised by: Municipality of Bergamo | Bergamo History Museum

Main sponsor: SIAD

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Not far from the heart of the upper town, cross Piazza Mercato del Fieno to discover a fine example of medieval convent architecture, rich in hidden treasures: the Convent of San Francesco.

This enchanting place is also the setting of the Sestini Photography, one of the most technological photography museums in Italy!


Convent of San Francesco

The Cloister of the Arks, the Cloister of the Well and the Capitular Hall reveal the long history of this building with their cycles of frescoes made between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The panoramic terrace offers an unmissable view: the intersection of the two valleys, Brembana and Seriana.

Today home to the offices, archives and library of the Bergamo History Museum, the convent hosts temporary exhibitions dedicated to the twentieth century and to historical photography.

 

Sestini Photography Museum

The Sestini Photography Museum enhances its photographic heritage with an interdisciplinary exhibition dedicated to the world of historical photography and divided into two sections: a scientific and a historical one.

Phenomenal visions - the scientific section develops in three environments. In each one we propose activities that guide visitors to discover the process of sight, the phenomena that regulate the propagation of light, the perceptive deceptions, the similarities between the functioning of the human eye and the camera.

Photography Museum - the historical section leads visitors to discover the history of photography between local and international dimensions. Evocative multimedia installations reproduce the techniques of photography processing from the first half of the 19th century to the second of the 20th century, reconstruct the diffusion of photographic studios in the Bergamo area and illustrate the resources of the Sestini photographic archive.

CLICK HERE

 

Guardami | anthological exhibition by Pepi Merisio

The Sestini Photography Museum, which received the Pepi Merisio Fund in 2018, offers the public a new story through images. More than the subject, this time, we talk about the artist in over 250 shots chosen by Merisio himself, grouped into 5 different thematic sections, each of which is dedicated to one of the fundamental themes of the great photographer’s career.

For each section, a beating heart: an original selection of vintage images printed by Pepi Merisio between 1960 and 1970.

The exhibition, promoted and organised by the Bergamo History Museum and Municipality of Bergamo, is realised thanks to the important contribution of SIAD, main sponsor of the event and of the new exhibition space setup.

Exhibition promoted and organised by: Municipality of Bergamo | Bergamo History Museum

Main sponsor: SIAD

CLICK HERE