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Casoria Contemporary Art Museum is located in Casoria in the Province of Naples, Italy. In 2003 the comune approached Antonio Manfredi, a local artist and advocate of international contemporary art, as part of an initiative of local revitalization under the banner Una città per l'arte.[1] The museum was founded in 2005 and has an exhibition space of 3,500 m2, largely devoted to its permanent collection of some thousand works by international artists.[2][3] In April 2012 the museum began burning its collection in protest at the impact of austerity measures introduced in response to the nation's debt crisis, which have had a particularly adverse effect on arts funding.[4]

Casoria Contemporary Art Museum
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AddressVia Duca D'Aosta 63
Town or cityCasoria, Province of Naples
CountryItaly
Coordinates40°54′51″N 14°17′55″E / 40.91417°N 14.29861°E / 40.91417; 14.29861Coordinates: 40°54′51″N 14°17′55″E / 40.91417°N 14.29861°E / 40.91417; 14.29861
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  1. ^ "Arte e Cultura - Museo di Arte Contemporanea". Comune of Casoria. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Casoria Contemporary Art Museum". Casoria Contemporary Art Museum. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 18 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Artisti - Opere" (PDF). Casoria Contemporary Art Museum. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-10-11. Retrieved 18 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Italian museum burns artworks in protest at cuts". BBC. Retrieved 18 April 2012.

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