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16 May 2012

Agnelli and Garimberti open J-Museum

Andrea Agnelli and Paolo Garimberti declare the club’s new museum officially open

Andrea Agnelli and Paolo Garimberti stood side by side as they declared the club’s new museum officially open.

The Juventus president joined the J-Museum chairman in expressing his admiration of the futuristic attraction which comes to life just days after the club celebrated its thirtieth Scudetto success at Juventus Stadium.

And renowned international journalist Garimberti spoke of his pride at being asked to play a key role in commemorating the team’s glorious 115-year history.

“I was blown away when Andrea Agnelli asked me to be chairman,” he admitted. “Over the last few games I truly hoped the team would win the Scudetto, thus making the opening of this museum even more special. As a fan and lover of football I couldn’t fail to be impressed by how everything’s been organised, uniting all the various artefacts – such as the Ballon d’Or awards won by Sivori and Nedved – with the new technology.”

President Andrea Agnelli added: “When we opened Juventus Stadium on 8 September last year, we defined it as the stadium to change football. It took a few extra months for the museum to come about, but now, more than ever, we have a structure capable of living seven days a week, putting us on a par with our European competitors. Benedetto Camerana has created a jewel which recounts our history but also reminds us that we still have a path ahead. This starts on Sunday with the Coppa Italia. It a fundamental moment of our season and we’ve always regarded it as being extremely important, also because it would be our tenth success in the competition.”