Museum Of Contemporary Photography
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, the first public museum in Italy dedicated to contemporary photography, occupies the’ the south wing of the seventeenth-century Villa Ghirlanda Silva in Cinisello Balsamo-Milan. Since 2004, the year of its opening,è a structure operating in the field of preservation, cataloging, study and dissemination of photography. It has assets of about 2 million photographs, including prints in black and white and color, slides, negatives, videos, installations of more than 600 Italian and foreign authors. The collection, in continuous implementation,è organized in 38 photographic collections, which are derived from public commissions carried out from the middleà eighties of the twentieth century, from acquisitions, donations and deposits. L’ set of images is an important presentation of photography from World War II to today, and presents important issues such as the transformation of the contemporary landscape, portraiture, social photography, reportage, artistic research.the museum has also the mostù largest specialist library in existing photography in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, which now has almost 20,000 books and magazines, from purchases, exchanges with other institutions and numerous private donations. The Foundation Museum of Contemporary Photographyè consisting of Town of Cinisello Balsamo and Cityà Milan metro (Founding Members) and the Milan Triennale (Participant institutional). Lombardy Region and the Ministry of Heritage and activitiesà cultural and tourism support the’ institution.