CategoryFine Arts, Historic House, History
SpecialisationItalian history, Italian Unification, Italian Risorgimento
The Museo del Risorgimento (Museum of the Resurgence) – referring to the Unification of Italy – originated when a large collection of relics and documents about the Risorgimento were first brought together for the 1884 Italian General Exhibition in Torino.
Since its creation, the museum has played an active role in helping to protect the memory of this important period of Italian history through its research and the organisation of a library and archives, considered among the most important in Italy today.
The rich collection of paintings, prints and memorabilia housed in the Museo del Risorgimento covers the period of Italian history between the first campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte in Italy in 1796 and the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy in 1870.
Since 1950 the museum has been housed in the 18th century Palazzo Moriggia, designed in 1755 by Giuseppe Piermarini in the Brera district of Milan.