Uffizi Reports Record Year for Visitors

December 15 2023

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Italian press have published news that the Uffizi Galleries in Florence have had a record number of visitors in 2023. Around 5 million visitors have walked through the doors of its galleries this year, which can be compared to 4.3 million in 2022. Staggeringly, the gallery has received an increase of almost 50% of visitors compared to numbers in 2015.

Does this suggest that the museum director Eike Schmidt's flagship Uffizi Diffusi project just isn't working? Equally, maybe it's time Elon Musk took up Schmidt's offer to send works to Mars, a stellar idea which just might do the trick...

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