Yvonne De Rosa is an Italian photographer from Napoli. Photography © Gianni Biccari

1.In your opinion, what is the role of a museum?

Originally the museum was an institution that had the task of preserving valuable works and making what otherwise would have been inaccessible to many people shareable. Now I believe that a museum is primarily a public institution that represents the roots for members of a community. Today there are more and more social projects, a museum today is a powerful tool that, if managed well, contributes to the development of education and civic awareness.

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

I can say the Tate Modern for urban regeneration, the content and quality of the permanent collection. But also its location and the ability to always attract everyone: families, tourists and inhabitants of the neighborhood. English museums always have a standard and a care that I have always admired.

So, for that ability to catalyze and give life to the territory, I also love Neapolitan museums very much, for example in my neighborhood there is the Museo Madre which continuously offers inclusive projects for the community.