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Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia, Italy

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Via della Scala
50123 Firenze FI

Firenze, Italy
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The Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia (MNAF - National Museum Alinari of Photography), formerly Museo della Storia della Fotografia Fratelli Alinari is a photography museum located in part of the premises of the former Ospedale di San Paolo in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy). It hosts special exhibitions on a regular basis and possesses 350.000 vintage prints from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Since 1 November 2006 it is located in the Ospedale di San Paolo, a former pilgrims' hostel that was later transformed into a school. Before that, the museum was in the Palazzo Rucellai and in the premises of the Fratelli Alinari. It was the first museum of Italy to be devoted exclusively to photography.
The collection is continuously expanded with acquisitions and donations and contains works by, among others:

Robert Anderson
Vincenzo Balocchi
Carlo Baravalle
Felice Beato
Alphonse Bernoud
Samuel Bourne
Bill Brandt
Roger Fenton
Frédéric Flacheron
Wilhelm von Gloeden
Paul Graham
Robert Macpherson
Carlo Mollino
Luciano Morpurgo
Carlo Naya
Mario Nunes Vais
Domenico Riccardo Peretti Griva
Giuseppe Primoli
Roberto Rive
James Robertson
Giorgio Sommer
Giuseppe WulzThe museum exhibits also thousands of photo albums, cameras, objectives and other objects connected with the history of photography.


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Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia

Address: Via della Scala, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy