"The Merchant and Margherita"


The exhibition that will enliven Palazzo Datini from 9 September is entitled "The Merchant and Margherita". With a novelty: the creation of an auditory journey created inside the Francesco Datini house-museum, which for the occasion will expand its opening days and hours, integrated with events, guided tours, workshops and thematic meetings to tell the story of the figure by Margherita Bandini Datini, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of her death.

The museum itinerary inside the Palace will be enriched by the letters that Margherita wrote to her husband while travelling, which can be listened to using a QR Code inside the spaces: the initiative will be operational from 30 September to 19 November. For the entire period of the event, the Casa Francesco Datini Museum will extend its opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday it will be open from 10 to 13 and from 16 to 19; on Sundays from 10 to 13.

There are several extraordinary openings of the Palace and free guided tours. It starts on 9 September from 8pm to 11pm, with the extraordinary opening of the Palazzo and the possibility of taking part in two free guided tours, one at 9pm and one at 10pm.

We then continue with the "From Palazzo to Palazzo" initiative, which will accompany the participants on a guided tour between Palazzo Datini, Palazzo Pretorio and the State Archives. The dates of the appointments are 23 September and 8 October from 15 to 18.30, 12 November from 9.30 to 13.

There are also educational workshops for adults and families, organized by the Historiaedita cultural association. The first appointment will be held on 17 September from 16.30 to 18.30, entitled "In Margherita's wardrobe". The other appointments, with different themes, will take place on 22 October and 12 November.
Finally, a cycle of thematic meetings could not be missing, organized by the TheLandLadies Concierge association, which will take place from Saturday 14 October to Saturday 18 November.
All initiatives are subject to reservation, by email to info@museocasadatini.it. The complete program of initiatives is available on the website www.museocasadatini.it


The project is carried out with the contribution and patronage of the Tuscany Region, with the patronage of the Municipality of Prato, the support of the Cassa di Risparmio di Prato Foundation and the State Archives of Prato, in collaboration with the Palazzo Pretorio Museum, the Historiaedita cultural association , The LandLadies Association, Anteas Prato.