Museum of Contemporary Photography
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, the only public museum in Italy dedicated to photography, has been active since 2004 in the field of conservation, cataloguing, study and dissemination of photography, with particular emphasis on the technological transformations underway.
It houses an important photographic heritage of over 2 million images by over 1,000 Italian and foreign authors. The collection, in continuous implementation, derives from public commissions, acquisitions, donations and deposits. The set of images constitutes a significant cross-section of photography from the second post-war period to today.
The specialist library of the Museum, open to the public, includes around 20,000 volumes including monographs, catalogues, theoretical and historical texts, collections of Italian and foreign magazines.
The Museum offers the public anthological and monographic exhibitions of various kinds, operating in a national and international context; at the same time it is strongly rooted in the metropolitan area in which it is located, placing itself in continuous dialogue with the communities that live there.