San Donato Milanese (Milan), June 18 2012 - Eni and the City Council of Milan have joined together for the "Summer at the Museum" initiative. From June 19 to August 26, Milan's civic museums (Museo del Novecento, Museo Archeologico, Museo di Storia Naturale, Musei del Castello Sforzesco e Museo del Risorgimento) will offer free admission to the public.
The initiative will offer the opportunity to admire all the treasures preserved by the civil museums. There will be a particular focus on children's events, with educational workshops organized also for the months following the initiative. "Summer at the Museum" received support and collaboration from The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities that looks with interest at this Milanese programme representing an example that could be extended to other Italian cities.
Eni is particularly tied to the city of Milan and "Summer at the Museum" is one of many proposed cultural initiatives. Eni's partnership with the Louvre Museum allows Palazzo Marino the right to exhibit renowned masterpieces for three consecutive years, always with free admission. This year over 210,000 visitors admired Georges de La Tour's The Adoration of the Shepherds e St Josephthe Carpenter. In the continual search to create valuable programmes for the city, Eni recently offered viewings outside opening hours to the Refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, where Da Vinci painted The Last Supper.
Culture is an important area for Eni in which the true nature of a large energy company is woven into the social and cultural cloth of the 85 countries in which it operates. Eni tries to be an interlocutor, capable of gathering the expectations and needs of the community, placing the right level of importance on the promotion and diffusion of culture, growth factors and development of society. The knowledge of the land, the choice of the local interlocutors across a consolidated network of relations and characterization of themes, in tune with collective interests, are the characterizing elements of the various phases for the fulfilment of Eni's proposed cultural projects.
In a period in which trends of economic disinvestment respond to a constant growth in cultural interest, Eni is committed to facilitating access to knowledge of art, theatre, music and cinema in a exemplary collaboration between the public and private sectors.