MIC - International Museum of Ceramics

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International Museum of Ceramics

The International Ceramics Museum in Faenza hosts the meeting between ceramic cultures of all times and places. This is demonstrated by works from the Far East, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey and South America, which involve the visitor, allowing him to live a unique experience. Founded in 1908 by Gaetano Ballardini, the museum today preserves and promotes a heritage of over 60,000 works, ancient and contemporary, exhibited in evocative museum spaces that cover an area of over 15,000 square metres. The Museum is unique in the national and international panorama, as evidenced by the incomparable Italian masterpieces of the Renaissance, the works of Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Burri, Fontana and countless other examples of excellence.

The MIC hosts a Historical Library, open to the public, a Restoration Laboratory, photographic and documentary archives and has published the specialist ceramic magazine Faenza since 1913. The museum's educational activities are carried out by the Educational Laboratory Playing with Ceramics , founded by Bruno Munari. Since 1938, the MIC has been organizing the "International Art Ceramics Competition - Faenza Prize", one of the most prestigious ceramic art biennials in the world. Due to its characteristics of excellence, UNESCO has recognized the museum as "MIC, expression of ceramic art in the world".


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viale Alfredo Baccarini, 19
48018 Faenza


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