Today marks two years since the inauguration of J-Museum, and the occasion couldn’t have been celebrated any better than UEFA president Michel Platini’s visit in the days leading up to the Europa League final played at Juventus Stadium.
Welcoming and accompanying the former Juventus player on a tour of the Bianconeri attraction was club president Andrea Agnelli, CEO Giuseppe Marotta and J-Museum president Paolo Garimberti.
It was a real trip down memory lane for le Roi, a journey back through his years in the black and white stripes and the trophies that arrived while he wore the famous number 10 shirt. A chance, overall, to once again breathe the air that for him will always feel like home.
Platini’s visit handsomely capped two fantastic years for J-Museum, which reached the milestone of 300,000 total visitors last month and recently jumped to 47th place in the list of Italy’s most visited museums.
These are figures which reflect not only the magic of the treasures within, but also cultural and artistic initiatives such as the “Encounters at J-Museum” events (which saw such renowned figures as Salvatore Accardo and Neri Marcoré) grace the museum, and the “Invasione di Campo – L'arte entra in gioco” (Pitch invasion – Art enters play) exhibition which remains open to the public until 27 July.