Palazzo Pepoli opens in Bologna

The medieval building was restored and reinvented by Mario Bellini.

The Palazzo Pepoli — Museo della Storia di Bologna (Museum of the History of Bologna), has just opened to the public, completing the project of Genus Bononiae , a cultural, artistic and museum itinerary running through buildings in the historical centre of Bologna that have been renovated and rehabilitated for public use. The Palazzo Pepoli offers a museum itinerary dedicated to the history, culture and transformations of Bologna, from the Etruscan "Felsina" to contemporary times. The various ups and downs of the local community are narrated here in an dynamic way, using interactive and innovative display techniques.

The medieval building has been reinvented, restored and set up by architect and former Domus director Mario Bellini , with the graphic design by architect and former Domus art director Italo Lupi , making the visit to the museum a unique experience.

The Genus Bononiae – Musei nella Città itinerary also comprises the Art and History Library at San Giorgio in Poggiale, with a rich collection of books dating from the 1500s; San Colombano, with its collection of antique musical instruments belonging to Maestro Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini; the Church of Santa Cristina, rich in works of art and a concert venue; Santa Maria della Vita, home to Niccolò dell'Arca's Compianto sul Cristo morto ; Palazzo Fava Exhibition Centre, frescoed by the Carraccis and entirely dedicated to exhibitions; Casa Saraceni, home to the Carisbo Foundation; and San Michele in Bosco, a magnificent belvedere looking out over Bologna, with a rich collection of art works.
Palazzo Pepoli, installation view
Palazzo Pepoli, installation view
Palazzo Pepoli, installation view
Palazzo Pepoli, installation view
Palazzo Pepoli, installation view
Palazzo Pepoli, installation view
Palazzo Pepoli, exterior view
Palazzo Pepoli, exterior view

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