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MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography

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This is a historical exhibit/museum of photography, If your looking just to see pretty pictures... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2013
Shaybly
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Carlsbad, California
Nice to see the masters

It is a bit difficult to find if you don't know exactly where it is. Difficult to find only by the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2013
pepics
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Tampere, Finland
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21 May 2016
“A pleasant surprise”
23 Sep 2014
“Still closed - looks permanent.”
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THE MNAF IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION WORKS. THE RE-OPENING IS IN DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE The MNAF collects the testimonies of the artistic evolution of photography in 170 years of history through the work of...more
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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 14r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This photography museum in Florence is fantastic for those who love photography. They have a great collection of photographs from famous photographers around the world. One can see the first photos on glass and metal produced back in the year 1840. They also have a...More

3  Thank planetvisitor
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was once a really wonderful museum of photography that had a great collection and showed some very interesting contemporary photography. Its sadly closed as of June 2014 and the museum has been taken over my the Museo Cento, dedicated to contemporary Italian art in...More

4  Thank Stan S
Mnaf Museo A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

The MNAF is currently closed for renovations. The re-opening date will be published on our website www.mnaf.it and www.facebook.com/FratelliAlinariFirenze. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This museum is very small, but it is a must for art lovers. It contains pictures taken by the most famous photographers of the XIX and XX centuries. The temporary exhibitions are also usually very fascinating. Good discounts at the bookstore on their finely printed...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2014

As per the last review, this museum is now closed. Reception staff at the art museum spoke as if there were no plans to resurrect the museum as a distinct entity. Shame.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was once a really wonderful museum of photography that had a great collection and showed some very interesting contemporary photography. Its sadly closed as of June 2014 and the museum has been taken over my the Museo Cento, dedicated to contemporary Italian art in...More

4  Thank Stan S
Mnaf Museo A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

The MNAF is currently closed for renovations. The re-opening date will be published on our website www.mnaf.it and www.facebook.com/FratelliAlinariFirenze. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reviewed 10 February 2014

Very moving images of the horror of war,yet the humanity that can always be present even the most difficult of circumstances...profoundly affecting.

1  Thank MJ S
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is a historical exhibit/museum of photography, If your looking just to see pretty pictures, forget it. But, if you have a true interest in photography and it's history, it's pretty cool. Certainly worth the admission. Strangely enough, the thing that I liked to most...More

Thank Shaybly
Reviewed 6 October 2013

A brilliant and engaging small museum, perfect if you've had enough of churches and more 'historical' sights.

Thank cumbrian1967
Reviewed 28 May 2013

It is a bit difficult to find if you don't know exactly where it is. Difficult to find only by the address. They have an excellent collection of prints. It is so nice to see the original prints of some of master of photography from...More

Thank pepics
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Absolutely loved it here! The exhibition currently on (until may) was certainly curious and interesting. There are some fantastic photographs here, some going way back to 1850s. They also had the very famous Robert Capa image 'death of a fallen soldier', as well as some...More

Thank AinsleyDS91
Reviewed 24 November 2012

If you love and appreciate photography, you will love this museum. It is comprehensive, showing a good slice of the history of photography from the 1850s to present. It also features a room full of old cameras.

1  Thank D S
Reviewed 8 October 2012

With so many museums, churches and galleries filled with art in Florence, it's easy to overlook this museum. It is located near Santa Maria Novella Church. And it is a truly remarkable collection. Examples of the history and evolution of photography are beautifully displayed. The...More

1  Thank jonitwink
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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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