Uffizi Director offers to send Art Works to Mars

August 11 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Italian Press have been sharing news of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's visit to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence today (pictured). Musk and his partner Grimes were said to have been particularly taken with works by Paulo Uccello, Beato Angelico and Piero della Francesca.

In addition, Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt has been quoted (a rough translation) offering to send artworks to Mars as part of his plans to decentralise the Uffizi:

When you install a space station on Mars, we'd like to bring you some works for our project of the Diffusi Uffizi.

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