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Florence event | Travels to the East - Museo Casa Martelli

When: 6 June 2014 - 5 October 2014
Where: Museo di Casa Martelli

Napoleon’s military campaigns brought to a peak the exotic and mysterious fascination that the Middle East and Mediterranean Africa exert on westerners. In the following decades travellers, artists, archaeologists and scholars traversed these unknown sands.

The unusual and striking atmosphere of the regions and landscapes of the East thus became the favourite subject of photographers; between 1869 and 1900 there were over 250 in Cairo, 100 of them French.There was an authentic boom in commercial production, winning over a clientele of tourists who began to throng to the East from the 1860s on; after the opening of the Suez canal in 1869, Egypt became the favourite destination of travellers...MUSEUM OPEN Thursday 14.00-19.00 Saturday 9.00-14.00

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Museo di Casa Martelli
Via Ferdinando Zannetti, 8, Florence
+39 055 290383