I hadn't expected to be able to take photos inside the galleries but once the interns at the museum gave permission to do so - I was off and clicking away. I was glad to be able to take some photos to share on this blog.
I said hello to Picasso's Bathers, and I remembered learning to say "Please don't blow on the sculpture" ("Si prega di non soffiare sulla scultura") on my first day at work:
I resisted the urge to touch the endearing curves of Jean Arp's Seal:
I enjoyed the delicacy and fragility of this lovely standing woman by Giacometti:
And I stopped to enjoy the view of the Grand Canal through Pegeen's sculptures and the windows of the galleries:
Every intern will always remember the first job of the day - cleaning pigeon droppings from the outdoor sculptures using cotton wool soaked in de-mineralised water - and the odd looks from passing passengers on the vaporetti going by- as one delicately cleans this sculpture: