The Milanese egyptian collection, located in the basement of the Ducal Court in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, rapidly increased in size over the following decades thanks to continuous donations from small and medium-sized collections. During the Second World War the Castle exhibits were dismantled and the materials placed in warehouses. Only in 1965 were the archaeological collections moved from the Castle to the present seat in Corso Magenta. Cesare Volpiano’s mounting provided for two rooms, the first focused on the funerary cult, the second on daily life, religion and art in ancient Egypt. In the following forty years, continuous donations from individuals as well as targeted acquisitions, led to a further expansion of the city of Milan’s Egyptian collection, which now counts approximately 3,000 exhibits.
The Egyptian Section is closed until June 2018 for renewal works