From Persian ceramics to Italian Renaissance majolica

Place:Strada Ponte Caprazucca, 4 - 43121 - Parma

Hours: Open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm; from 3.30pm to 6pm. Reservations on Parma 2020+21 app

Prices: free

Dalle ceramiche persiane


Palazzo Bossi Bocchi closed its doors to the public on November 3, 2020, but the internal cultural activity has never stopped: they have safeguarded some of the works kept in the museum rooms, catalogued the Islamic and Renaissance ceramic collections and documented the great work on the exhibition La Certosa di Parma. Stendhal’s dream city interpreted by Carlo Mattioli that unfortunately not all visitors could see.

The two restored paintings are exhibited with didactic panels that show, through photographs, the phases of the restoration, the technical report of the restorer in which the type of intervention carried out and a brief historical-critical description of the works are shown.
It is possible to see the docu-film on the exhibition dedicated to the Certosa di Parma.
Through a small but precious exhibition, the result of the cataloguing work on the ceramic and majolica funds of the Cariparma Foundation is on display. The cataloguing, in fact, is an important step in the in-depth knowledge of the preserved objects and allows their subsequent enhancement. The latter is divided into the exhibition of some of the ceramics preserved in the Garbarino, Braibanti and Cozza collections, with a sequence that starts from the techniques and iconography of Persian and Mesopotamian ceramics, continues with the contacts and influences that the latter have caused on the Italian production of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to get to the ceramics found during the construction works at the branch of the then Ag. 3 of the Cassa di Risparmio in Barriera Repubblica, formerly an area inhabited by shops and kilns for firing inert material.