The International Museum of ceramics in Faenza – MIC offers a complete vision of the ceramic cultures belonging to any age and place. Ceramics coming from the Far East, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey and from South America, allow the visitors to live an extraordinary experience. The Museum was founded in 1908 by Gaetano Ballardini and today it collects and promotes a heritage made up of more than 50.000 works, both ancient and contemporary, all of them exhibited in about 15.000 squared meters wide suggestive architectures.
The MIC is a unique exemplar in the world, it is testified by the masterpieces of the Italian renaissance, works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Burri, Fontana and other great works of art. The MIC includes a Historical Library, Restoration Department, Photographic and Documentary Archives, and since 1913 it has published the magazine Faenza.
The educational programs are carried on by the laboratory “Playing with Ceramics”, established by Bruno Munari. The MIC has been arranging since 1938 the “International Competition of Ceramic Art – Faenza Prize” one of the most prestigious biennial in the field of contemporary ceramic art. The UNESCO awarded the museum with acknowledgement “MIC expression of ceramic art in the world”.
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