Through detailed archival research, the curators of the Civic Museums of Udine have reconstructed the provenance of the funeral carriage which has belonged to the Municipality of Udine since 1931 and is preserved in the storage of the Ethnographic Museum of Friuli. Most likely it is the same carriage that, on 2 July 1914, transported the body of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Habsburg during the historic homage that the city of Trieste paid to the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne in the turmoil that paved the way to the outbreak of the First World War after the Archduke's assassination in Sarajevo. The management of the Civic Museums of Udine hopes that the carriage can soon be restored with the contribution of some patrons.
Due to some events, the Hall of the Parliament of Friuli and the West Wing of the Gallery of Ancient Art (rooms 8-13) of the Castle of Udine will be closed on Friday 8 March 2024 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday 20 March 2024 from 2.45 p.m. to 6 p.m. We apologise for the inconvenience. On that day and time slot: reduced tickets to visit the Castle Museums.
The Civic Museums of Udine participate in the ART BONUS 2024 COMPETITION with the restoration of 72 drawings by the renowned Friulian architect Raimondo D'Aronco (1857-1932) that belong to our collections. We need your support! Voting is easy: in this first phase you can vote on the Art Bonus website until 12.00 noon on 1 March 2024.