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Francesco Starace: MAXXI’s 10th anniversary

Starace and Enel’s support to the National Museum of 21st-Century Arts
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In a “monumental” city like Rome, MAXXI represents not only “an extraordinary example of architecture” but also “the ideal place to think about our present and talk together about the future we want”. Enel could not miss the online festival organised to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Museum of 21st-Century Arts: CEO Francesco Starace himself remembered the strong bond the Group has built with the institution over the last ten years. Indeed, it was Enel that created the Foundation together with Lazio’s regional administration. Since 2010, MAXXI has attracted more than 3 million visitors, generated almost 13 million euros, and staged 14 major shows from its own collection, 106 exhibitions, 32 focus shows, 82 special projects and more than 2,000 cultural events.

In the past few years, we committed to creating a constructive partnership with this great Institution. Now we pledge to keep this partnership alive and updated, with a focus on sustainable development

Francesco Starace, Enel CEO

In his speech, Francesco Starace pointed out MAXXI’s peculiarities and its “openness”, while recalling the “extraordinary” work it has done in recent years to continue to be a “living and open” space, which “people are happy to visit”. This idea was shared throughout the entire digital marathon: ten hours of live broadcast with artists, architects, designers, art critics, curators, scientists and representatives of major Italian and international institutions who, with live debates and video contributions, discussed the future of museums in the light of the pandemic, focusing on their role, social function and digital potential.

Therefore, new challenges arise and MAXXI will face them relying on Enel’s support, as CEO Francesco Starace pointed out: “In the past few years, we committed to creating a constructive partnership with this great Institution. Now we pledge to keep this partnership alive and updated, with a focus on sustainable development”.

 

Enel editorial staff