The project for the new Museo dell’Opera del Duomo was directed by the Natalini e Guicciardini e Magni architecture firm and completed in 2015. The goal was to double the original museum’s surface and completely rethink the exhibition, with the complex task of containing and featuring more than 750 iconic Renaissance artworks.
The most monumental intervention for the new museum was dedicated to the Teatro degli Intrepidi, whose great space was transformed into an area illuminated from above and dominated by a model of the Duomo’s ancient facade. The sculptures that had enriched the facade are recontextualized in their original positions on the model. This installation is set against a large architectural wing featuring immense cases containing the Baptistery doors.