Italian Museums Donate to Earthquake Relief

Amatrice, Italy. Amatrice, Italy. Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday, August 24, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled central Italy, claiming 267 lives and severely damaging the affected area. In the wake of the devastating disaster, the country’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, announced that state museums and archaeological sites across Italy will donate the proceeds of all ticket sales on Sunday, August 28, to help rescue efforts. A number of landmark historic sites, including the fifteenth century Church of St. Augustine, are believed to have been damaged.

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