Back in Florence, I meet Arturo Galansino, director of Palazzo Strozzi, Italy’s leading privately funded museum. Thought to be one of the most promising of the country’s next generation of directors, he left Italy during the Berlusconi years and headed to London, where he worked at the National Gallery and the Royal Academy.
He returned to Italy at the time of the Renzi reforms, as he felt a “new optimism”. How does he feel today? “More pessimistic.”