J-Museum
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Entrance to the J-Museum in 2014.
Established2012
LocationTurin, Italy
Coordinates45°06′35.6″N 07°38′34.5″E / 45.109889°N 7.642917°E / 45.109889; 7.642917Coordinates: 45°06′35.6″N 07°38′34.5″E / 45.109889°N 7.642917°E / 45.109889; 7.642917
TypeSports museum
DirectorPaolo Garimberti
OwnerJuventus F.C.
WebsiteOfficial website

The Juventus Museum, called the J-Museum, is a sports museum dedicated to the most decorated football club in Italy, Juventus F.C. The museum is part of a complex surrounding Juventus Stadium; it is entirely bilingual in Italian and English,[1] and opened in 2012, the 115th anniversary of the club, by club president Andrea Agnelli and museum chairman Paolo Gamberti.

The J-Museum documents the history of Juventus, football in Turin, and the national football team, through the use of modern technologies, a collection of memorabilia, photos, institutional documents and football equipment used by historical club players, as well as the trophies won by Juventus and the women's team.

History

The J-Museum, was unveiled on 16 May 2012, by club president Andrea Agnelli and museum chairman Paolo Gamberti[2] and opened to the public the following day.[3]

The museum has been a popular point of interest with visitors to the Stadium. Just four months after opening to the public, it has recorded some 40,000 visitors.[4] In November 2012, the museum's management announced a partnership with two popular local attractions, the National Museum of Cinema and Reggia di Venaria, to offer a discounted ticket package for visitors.[5]

Exhibitions and structure

A partial view of the club's trophy room at J-Museum.
A partial view of the club's trophy room at J-Museum.
The shirts by Gaetano Scirea and Alessandro Del Piero, part of the collection dedicated to players with over 300 Juventus appearances.
The shirts by Gaetano Scirea and Alessandro Del Piero, part of the collection dedicated to players with over 300 Juventus appearances.

The museum occupies a total area of 2 014 m². Two rooms include temporary exhibitions and to host educational and cultural activities, with the remaining area dedicated to the exhibition itinerary divided into two areas including the "main path" and "themed settings", including a life-size reproduction of the team's locker room at the Stadium]]:[6][7][8]

The main path, bordered by continuous and sinuous panels that constitute defined paths:

The themed settings is in an open space where the visitor encounters themed devices:

References

  1. ^ "È il giorno di Juventus Museum" (in Italian). juventus.com. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 19 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Agnelli and Garimberti open J-Museum". juventus.com. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Juventus Museum opens to the public". juventus.com. 17 May 2012. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Juventus Museum, bank holiday boom". juventus.com. 14 August 2012. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Sport, cinema and culture combine at Juventus Stadium". juventus.com. 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 19 November 2012.
  6. ^ "J-Museum: L'idea ed il progetto" (in Italian). juventus.com.
  7. ^ "J-Museum: La piantina del museo" (PDF). Juventus. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-14.
  8. ^ "J-Museum: Il percorso espositivo" (PDF) (in Italian). Juventus. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-14.