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extended museum

The Red Cross’ heritage does not end with the material stored at the MICR. Numerous territorial Red Cross Committees in Italy collect period objects, papers and images from the past, which constitute a real ‘extended museum’.
In its future conversion into a Cultural Pole, the MICR will play a fundamental coordinating role for the progressive cataloguing, preservation and enhancement of this extensive heritage, while preserving its identity and its belonging to the individual Committees.

The mapping of the historical Committees and the heritage they hold will make it possible not only to document and disseminate the contribution of local communities to the evolution of the Red Cross in Italy and the world, but also to design alternative ways of discovering our territory.
At the same time, the MICR intends to organise temporary exhibitions within the Museum to display on a rotating basis the assets of all those Committees that do not have adequate space available within their premises.

The historical and archival material, goods and objects kept at the MICR and the Committees, the archives of the CRI, in Italy, are protected under the Cultural Heritage Code and constitute the unique and inseparable historical heritage of the Red Cross.
A heritage that the MICR is committed to preserving and disseminating, with its digital tools, for the benefit of the entire community.

On this page, you will find a constantly updated map of Italian Red Cross Committees that have permanent exhibitions open to the public and/or possess archive material that can be consulted on request.