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The Centro per l'artecontemporanea Luigi Pecci is one of the most important contemporary art museums in Italy and abroad

Centro per l'artecontemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato


Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci

Founding Year:



Viale della Repubblica 277, Prato, Italia

Administration (structure, staff, representativesand collaborators):

Board of Directors
Roberto Badiani – Council member
Elena Pecci - Council member
Luca Tassi - Council member

Artistic Director
Marco Bazzini

Exhibition Management Committee
Luca Tassi – Committee Member

Scientific Committee
Carlo Sisi - President
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio - Committee Member
Maria Grazia Messina - Committee Member

Board of Auditors
Luca Ciardi - President
Stefano Barni – Effective Auditor
Riccardo Narducci - Effective Auditor
Pierluigi Zipoli - Substitute
Domenico Mazzone - Substitute


The museum comprises showrooms, different spaces for exhibitions, didactic laboratories, a documentation and information centre with a specialized library, a bookshop, an auditorium, a conference theatre, an outside theatre,a garden and the permanent collection showroom.


Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Viale della Repubblica, 277 - 59100 Prato
telephone: (0039) 0574 5317
fax: (0039) 0574 531901
email: info@centropecci.it

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1) build and maintain a collection of contemporary works of art;
2) organize contemporary art exhibitions;
3) collect, organize and maintain publications, information materials and documents pertinent to the visual art sector;
4) build, organize and increase, through donations, acquisitions and legacies, a collection of original documentary materials;
5) organize workshops for artists that will have the possibility to work and produce in the centre;
6) promote and realize the production of catalogues and other useful materials for the achievement of the scheduled aims;
7) promote and develop cultural exchanges with national or international Entities, Institutions and Associations;
8) provide documentation to Institutions and privates;
9) organize activities in the field of contemporary arts and creativity to favour the connection between contemporary art and culture in general, taking also advantage of external and non institutional locations;
10) promote meetings, study seminars or debates and carry out educational and divulgation activities, also in collaboration with other public or private institutions.

Sectors of Intervention:

Archiving, conservation, promotion and diffusion of contemporary art.
Artistic and museum didactic for students.
Art-therapy and creative workshops to support adults.

Activities (research/production/training/promotion):

As stated in the Statute:
a) collection, conservation and valorisation of contemporary works of art;
b) activity and service of information, didactic and documentation (C.I.D.);
c) planning ad organization of temporary exhibitions, shows, events and one-time initiatives.

Origin and History:

The Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea is dedicated to the last three decades’ 'contemporary art and it has been conceived as a research centre and a museum.
Its complex structure comprises the Museum, the Centro di Informazione e Documentazione per le Artivisive (C.I.D.), and the Dipartimento di Didattica. Besides hosting one of the most important contemporary art collections, not only in Italy but also in Europe, the Centre organizes many temporary exhibitions every year.
It was founded in memory of Luigi Pecci, the son of the industrialist from Prato Enrico Pecci, with the contribution of the municipality of Prato and of several companies and private citizens. The architect Italo Gamberini (author also of the near Galleria Farsetti) designed the building. The works started in 1985 and the museum opened on the 25 of June 1988 with the exhibition Europa oggi.
The planimetry of the museum is rather complex and the architecture image that characterizes it reflects the desire of technological experimentation and geometrical accuracy. In 2007 a Dutch group won the international contest for the enlargement project. The works for the expansion started in 2008.
The big rooms in the first floor host the exhibitions of contemporary artists, while the permanent collection is located in the free section. The Centro d'Informazione e Documentazione with its library specialized in contemporary art was inaugurated in 1989 and currently it comprises circa 40000 volumes.
The centre’s collection is constantly evolving with the periodic purchase of works of contemporary artists, often at the end of the temporary exhibitions.

Artists of the permanent collection (to be updated):

Vito Acconci - Hans Peter Adamski - Vahram Aghasyan - Luca Andreoni / Antonio Fortugno - Nobuyoshi Araki - Archizoom - Archizoom e Superstudio - Stefano Arienti - Karin Arink - Marco Bagnoli - Richard Baquié - Roberto Barni - Massimo Bartolini - Massimo Barzagli - Massimo Barzagli / Luisa Cortesi - Bizhan Bassiri - Mirella Bentivoglio - Elena Berriolov Lapo Binazzi - Lorenzo Bonechi - Eberhard Bosslet - Botto & Bruno - Ilya Budraitskis / Aleksandra Galkina / David Ter-Oganjan - Umberto Buscioni - Pedro Cabrita Reis - Paolo Canevari - Antonio Catelani - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Loris Cecchini - Giuseppe Chiari - Marco Cingolani - Martha Colburn - Gilberto Corretti - Vittorio Corsini - Enzo Cucchi - Mario Dellavedova - Daniela De Lorenzo - Ulan Djaparov - Armen Eloyan - Diego Esposito - Jan Fabre - Factory of Found Clothes - Carlo Fei - FLATZ - Sylvie Fleury - Rainer Ganahl - Marco Gastini - Isabella Gherardi - Piero Gilardi - Pietro Grossi - Carlo Guaita - Dmitri Gutov - Albert Hien - Takashi Homma - Craigie Horsfield - Shirazeh Houshiary - Franco Ionda - Emilio Isgrò - Ilya Kabakov - Vardi Kahana - Anish Kapoor - Massimo Kaufmann - Natasja Kensmil - Anastasia Khoroshilova - Karen Kilimnik - Kinkaleri - Olga Kisseleva - Job Koelewijn - Willi Kopf - Svetlana Kopystiansky - Jannis Kounellis - Barbara Kruger - Vladimir Kupryanov - Nanda Lanfranco - Ketty La Rocca - Sol LeWitt - Rita Lintz - Arrigo Lora-Totino - Philip Lorca di Corcia - Francesco Lo Savio - Renato Mambor - Lucia Marcucci - Amedeo Martegani - Paolo Masi - Eliseo Mattiacci - Medical Hermenutics - Fausto Melotti - Mario Merz - Vittorio Messina - Eugenio Miccini - Nino Migliori - Domingo Milella - Alberto Moretti - Liliana Moro - Ugo Mulas - Bruno Munari - Vik Muniz - Maurizio Nannucci - Marco Neri - Hermann Nitsch - Hughie O'Donoghue - Athos Ongaro - Julian Opie - Luciano Ori - Anatoly Osmolovsky - Giovanni Ozzola - Mimmo Paladino - Panamarenko - Giulio Paolini - Paolo Parisi - Perzi - Lamberto Pignotti - Michelangelo Pistoletto - Fabrizio Plessi - Anne e Patrick Poirier - Koka Ramishvili - Renato Ranaldi - R.E.P. - Georges Rousse - Berhard Rüdiger - Gianni Ruffi - Chris Sacker - Remo Salvadori - Andrea Santarlasci - Hubert Scheibl - Julian Schnabel - Raghubir Singh - Daniel Spoerri - Mauro Staccioli - Elisabet Stienstra - Esther Stocker - Marco Tirelli - Leonid Tishkov - Sandra Tomboloni - David Tremlett - Costas Tsoclis - UFO - Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas - VALIE EXPORT - JCJ Vanderheyden - Johan van der Keuken - Luigi Veronesi - Massimo Vitali - Rodolfo Vitone - Sergei Volkov - Yelena & Viktor Vorobyev - Erwin Wurm - Kenji Yanobe - Shao Yinong& Mu Chen - Gilberto Zorio - Konstantin Zvezdochotov

Technical Equipment (systmes/software/tools…):

  • overhead projector
  • diaprojector
  • Video projector
  • PC notebook
  • Wireless LAN
  • Stereo with cable and wifi microphone
  • Audio recording mp3
  • Video recording with fix con camera in mini DV format
  • Video monitor 40"
  • Conference Theatre with 99 seats

Projects (realized/on-going/to be realized):

Didactic section on-going projects:

  • I segni nel tempo

The project addresses the students of the 2nd cycle of 1st and 2nd degree primary and secondary schools.
During the school lectures the students are confronted with images of works form the Middle age, the Renaissance and contemporary times in order to introduce the topics concerning the image language and to valorise similarities and differences. During the workshop at the centre the students experiment some of the constitutive elements of visual language. The acquired information are then put into practice during the visit of the Mostra dell’Opera del Duomo to achieve a more aware interpretation of the work of art and the evolution of visual language.

  • Arte come comunicazione

Workshops, meetings and guided visits for students and instructors.

  • La creativitànel tempo

The project is designed to stimulate a non-specialized audience to approach art comfortably.The activity is aimed at valorising the pleasure of discovery allowing the acquisition of personal critical instruments to interpret the works. It is structured in 4 meetings – 2 conferences and 2 visits to local museums. The project will highlight how individual creativity is always expressed without prejudices and it will clarify some expressive aspects of contemporary art that can seem extravagant without the necessary cognitive instruments.

  • Art-therapy

Artistic/therapeutic workshop that the Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci has been proposing since 1993, in collaboration with the ASL of Prato, for adults in the care of the local Dipartimento di Salute Mentale (Department of Mental Health). Two qualified art-therapist guide the meetings.



  • Massimo Barzagli. Grandezza naturale, Sale Museo, Prato 29 September - 2 December 2012
  • UFO Story, in collaboration withl' Archivio Lapo Binazzi, Firenze. Lounge/Project, Prato 29 September 2012 - 3 February 2013
  • Opere del Centro Peccialla Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo della Carovana, Pisa, 19 October 2012 – 30 September 2014
  • Zanele Muholi. Contemporary Visual Artivist, Spazio CID/ArtiVisive, Prato, 25 October – 18 November 2012
  • Moving Image in China, 22 April – 1 August
  • Palazzo Pretorio Certaldo Alto, Hohò, 7 July - 2 September
  • Mario Mariotti a Montespertoli , 9 June - 6 September
  • Italian Genius Now, Brasil, 6 June - 12 August
  • Controcorrente, 22 April - 17 June
  • Parole, Immagini e Altri Testi, MAMBA, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, May

Exhibitions archive on the Museum websitesito


Didactic Section:

  • (2011)Arte come comunicazione 2010-2011 , Centro per l’arte contemporanea Lugi Pecci, Prato.
  • (2011) Arte storica arte contemporanea, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Lugi Pecci, Prato.
  • (2011) Segni nel tempo 2010-2011, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Lugi Pecci, Prato.
  • (2010) I materiali dell’arte, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Lugi Pecci, Prato.
  • (2010) Laboratori esposizione temporanee 2005-2009, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Lugi Pecci, Prato.
  • (2008) Note Urbane, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato.
  • (2008) Progetto sinergie, museo e scuola, Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato.
  • (1992) Percorsi in spazio libero, Fatatrac, Firenze.
  • (1993) I laboratori didattici: gli opposti, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato.
  • (1993) I laboratori didattici: la forma, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato.


  • (2012) Nicola De Maria, Prearo Editore
  • (2011) Athos Ongaro, catalogo, Editore Allemandi& C..
  • (2011) Mario Mariotti
  • (2011) Vita, progetti,opere e azioni, catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
  • (2011) West -Kinkaleri(Paris) (Roma) (Amsterdam) (Wien)(Athina)(Berlin)

(Bruxelles) (London)(Beijing)(Praha)(Tokyo)(NewYork), monografia sull'opera (videoarte West di kinkaleri)

  • (2011) Andrea Martinelli. Presente! Catalogo, Gruppo Editoriale Bilingue Italiano/Inglese
  • (2011) Live! L'arte incontra il rock Catalogo, Rizzoli
  • (2011) Thom Puckey - Jan Van der Ploeg . The Prato Project Catalogo, Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci
  • (2010) Paolo Canevari / Nobody Knows Catalogo, Editore Electa
  • (2010) After Utopia. A view on brazilian contemporary art Catalogo, Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci
  • (2009) Loris Cecchini. Dotsandloops Catalogo, Skira Editore, Milano
  • (2009) Lorenzo Bonechi. Conversazioni all'origine di un'opera Catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci.
  • (2009) Luciano Ori. Visita al museo Catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci.
  • (2009) Guida alla collezione, Giunti Editore
  • (2009) Italian Genius Now-Back to Rome Catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
  • (2008) Moretti (Astrattismo geometrico e informale) Catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
  • (2008) Parisi (Observatorium) Catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
  • (2008) Dichiaro di essere Emilio Isgrò Catalogo, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci

[Altre pubblicazioni]


  • Always on my Mind. Arte e Neuroscienze, Simposio internazionale, Auditorium, 10 and 11 November 2012.

Other events from the museum’s archive

Multimedia Files:


Altri video sul canale youtube del Museo Pecci



Augmented reality:



Links to augmented reality portals


  • (1995) Gurrieri F., Macci L., Tramonti U., L'architettura dal razionalismo all'internazionalismo, Firenze, pp.98-99
  • (1991) Polano S.,Guida all'architettura italiana del Novecento, Milano, p.358
  • (1991) Gamberini I., Il Museo Pecci di Arte Contemporanea, in Firenze, ieri, oggi, domani, 16/1991
  • (1989) Mandolesi D., Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea a Prato, in L'Industria della Costruzioni, 208/1989
  • (1989) Gamberini I.,Museo d'Arte Contemporanea a Prato, in Bollettino degli Ingegneri, 10/1989, pp.5-12
  • (1989) Gamberini I.,Museo L.Pecci. Centro d'Arte Contemporanea a Prato, in Professione Architetto, 4/1989, pp.8-19
  • (1988) Querci A., Il P'Arc. Nuovo Museo a Prato, in L'Arca, 20/1988, pp.56-89
  • (1986) Castellano A., Anche in Italia un Museo d'Arte Contemporanea,in L'Arca, 2/1986, pp.37-41
  • (1985) Franchetti Pardo V. e Nigro M., Il Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea a Prato, in Archivio. Bollettino Periodico del C.I.D.A.V, pp.11-17


Scheda del centro Pecci su Regione Toscana


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Musei d'arte

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arte contemporanea, videoarte, didattica, arteterapia, convegni, biblioteca, artivisive, documentazione, collezione permanente, mostre

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