Petition to Save the Alfa Museum at Arese—Do it NOW
If you are already aware of this situation, please click here to sign the petition: www.alfaromeoarese.com
Perhaps you’ve heard some rumors of the fate of the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, to the effect that Fiat plans to tear down the building and create a different structure—and not a new museum. This would in effect get around the recent government edict to protect the Alfa Museum and the cars in the collection, as the edict did not mention the building itself. The fate of the cars in the Museum, which itself would no longer exist physically, would then be in jeopardy, sold, or moved to Turin rather than remain in their native city.
We had our man in Milan, Roberto Motta, check out the story. He is his report:
Fiat is attempting to change the constraint of the Ministry of Culture for the Protection of the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum and Archives annex. Their apparent goal would be to tear down the building in which the historic Alfas are housed. (Read our article about Saving the Museum)
The ongoing attempt by FIAT is to make a change to the proviso which would allow the sale of some of the jewels now in the Museum in Arese; or provide the ability to sell the whole property and move the remaining cars to Turin. This would mean that a priceless national heritage would be eradicated from its historical context and then dismember what remains, something that already happened to the Lancia cars. This is precisely what most enthusiasts and the city of Milan and Arese do not wish to happen!
To avoid this, the Alfa Romeo Club Milan has created a blog, which is monitored constantly in order to collect the signatures of fans who want to keep the archive and museum at the site of Arese.
It is vitally important that we all react quickly for at end of January, the Ministry of Culture will check the objections and requests for amendments. Then the Council of Ministers shall issue the decree after examining the reasons of those who have “promoted” the initiative to recognize the interest of national historic structure in Milan. So your signature is needed before that time!
To express your opinion, it is not necessary to subscribe to the blog: just post a comment. The homepage of the blog is www.alfaromeoarese.com There are over 500 signatures so far, but VeloceToday can easily add thousands of more signatures if our readers respond, so please follow the below instructions!
How to sign the petition:
Click on the site, find “commenti” at the lower right side of the grey box. There will be a number before the word commenti indicating the number of comments. Click on that. Scroll down all the way to the end of the comments section to see the comments box. Enter your comment, (make it brief and to the point) and in the box below which says “Comment Come”, select ‘Anonimo’ and hit “Posta Commento.” A screen will come up with a visual id script, enter that and your message will be posted. It may take a minute or two but it will work, and it is important. Remember if send as anonymous (anonimo) you may want to put your name in the text box.