Hospitale – the future of memory

Place:Ospedale Vecchio – Crociera


from September 5 to December 8, 2020
from Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday from 10am to 7.30pm
Saturday from 10am to 10pm. 
Closed on Monday.
Last entrance 30 minutes before closing time.


The greatest installation of Parma 2020, fruit of the imagination of Studio Azzurro, located in the iconic Old hospital, that has been object of a significant restoration work since 2018 that will turn it into a multimedial permanent museum dedicated to the city memory.

This installation-exhibition narrates the history of the Hospital through a tour in which new technologies feature dynamic contents about textual and photographic archives of the city, to show how this building was created from the waters – canals, mills and floods – to welcome ill people, destitutes, orphans, families in need, pilgrims passing by the via Emilia and the via Francigena. The life and death of the hospital; the work – the doctors, religious staff, nannies, pharmacists and pharmacy; protectors, the foundation, but also the artists, the humanists and the enlighted men who supported the institution. Finally the Oltretorrente neighborhood.