One Of World’s Oldest Museums (More Than 400 Years Old) Reopens In Venice

“The Renaissance rediscovery of ancient art and architecture also led to the revival of another Greek and Roman concept – the museum.” And among the pioneers of the concept were the Grimani, the noble Venetian family. The Palazzo Grimani, once “an essential landmark on the Grand Tour between the 17th and 19th centuries” but closed since the 1860s, has now been restored.