Art and culture

Civic museum - closed for the earthquake

c/o Castello dei Pico Piazza G. Marconi, 23 - Mirandola - MO - 41037

Phone: ++39 0535/609995

Fax: 0535/609998

Timetable:

On Fridays 16.00-19.00; on Saturdays and Sundays 10.00-13.00/16.00-19.00

Free entrance

The new Museum of Mirandola opened in November 2008.
Is divided into 12 sections plus one space for museum education:
- Archaeology;
- The religious customers;
- The legacy Rosselli;
- The Numismatic: coins, medals and the mint of Pico;
- Mirandola and the Pico. La Signoria, the Court, the City until the early eighteenth century;
- The illustrious parentage: the Principles of the House of Este;
- Mirandola after the Pico: portraits between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;
- Giovanni and Giovan Francesco Pico;
- The Music Room;
- The legacy Costantini;
- The Monte di Pietà of Mirandola;
- The Profession of Arms.

Each section is characterized by criteria of typological coherence, of historical and artistic importance, providing a rich insight into the historical and artistic heritage, with the aim of creating a living memory.

The Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Mirandola has contributed and worked with the Municipality, giving to the Museum the premises and all the works of art, the historical records and several other works (prints, paintings, coins, volumes, etc..) arising from bequests and private donations.
The Cassa di Risparmio di Mirandola Division of Cr Florence has given on loan to the Foundation all works of art and historical furnishings from the Monte di Pietà of Mirandola, S. Felice and Finale Emilia, and most of the coins of Pico's mint.
Then there are the Legato Costantini, donations of Corrado Malagoli and of Bavaria family, the collection of weapons donated by an anonymous and other legacies.

The new museum is housed in both the Carabini Hall, which once occupied a large portion of the south side of the ducal apartment, and the premises of the New Gallery, which are now the seat of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Mirandola and its valuable collections.