International Ceramics Museum in Faenza hosts the’ meeting between the ceramic cultures of every time and place. As reflected in works from by’ Far East, from Syria, from’ Iran, from’ Egypt, from Turkey from South America , that involve allowing the visitor to experience a’ unique experience. Founded in 1908 by Gaetano Ballardini, today the museum preserves and promotes a heritage of more than 60,000 works, ancient and contemporary, displayed in suggestive museum space covering an area of over 15,000 square meters. The Museumè a unique in the national and international scene, witness the incomparable Italian Renaissance masterpieces, the works of Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Burri, Fontana and other countless examples of excellence.
the MIC hosts a Historical Library, open to the public, a Restoration Laboratory, Pictures and documentaries since 1913 and publishes the specialist magazine Faenza ceramics. The activitiesà Didactic museum are carried out by the Educational Laboratory Play ceramics , founded by Bruno Munari. The MIC organizes since 1938 the“ International Competition of Ceramics d’ Art– Faenza Prize, a biennial d’ art&more ugrave ceramics; prestigious in the world. Due to its excellent features, l’ UNESCO recognized the museum as a “ MIC, expression of’ art pottery in the World”.