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Intercultural Dialogue as the Mission of a Museum: The ‘Officina Multimediale di Papa Giovanni XXIII’ in Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Italy

The aim of this chapter is to analyse the proposal for a local museum, in a small Italian village, that has the ambition to become a pilot experience for confessional museums. In Italy, there are nearly a thousand museums that can be defined as religious museums and the majority of them are Catholic. Among them, there are many museums of sacred art, art and archaeology, but there are also examples of other collection types (Capurro 2010). In general, they are traditional museums, not very innovative in their narratives and in their use of technologies.1