The Fondazione Modena Arti Visive (FMAV) was set up in 2017 by the Modena Municipal Council and the Fondazione di Modena, merging the Modena Civic Gallery, the Modena Photographic Foundation and the Museum of Stickers into one institution while keeping alive the legacy and cultural heritage of all three.
The FMAV is a centre for cultural production and professional training and education that aims to promote contemporary visual art and culture. It manages various exhibition venues and organises exhibitions and advanced courses, workshops, performances and conferences.
In addition to these initiatives, which can be viewed at www.fmav.org, the Museum of Stickers Collection in Palazzo Santa Margherita is open to visitors. This collection was donated to the Modena Municipal Council in 1992 by Giuseppe Panini, founder of the company that bears his name, together with his brothers Benito, Franco Cosimo and Umberto. It numbers over 500,000 small coloured printed exhibits that include the stickers themselves plus other items similar for their technology and function like matchboxes, envelope seals, paper money, menus, small calendars, and albums. Alongside a permanent exhibition of some 2,500 items, which include stickers, albums, cigarette cards and many other different objects, a glass cabinet houses temporary exhibits.
Discover more on: www.fmav.org