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The Museo Marino Marini of Florence, situated in the former San Pancrazio Church, hosts a permanent collection of works of the sculptor Marino Marini: 183 pieces comprising sculptures, paintings and engravings. Temporary exhibitions dedicated to Twentieth century and contemporary artists and subject matters are organized in the crypt.

Facade of the former San Pancrazio Church, where the Museum is located. Image from the official website


Museo Marino Marini

Founding Year:



Ex Church of San Pancrazio
Piazza San Pancrazio
50123 Firenze, Italia

Administration (structure, staff, representativesand collaborators):

The Fondazione Marini San Pancrazio manages the museum:


5 trustees
Term of office:
5 years

  • 3 Comune di Firenze
  • 3 Fondazione Marino Marini di Pistoia
  • other members appointed by cooptation by the Board with a majority of 2/3 of the members, so that there is a constant relation not higher than 2 to 3 with the number of the Board members.

Board President
Term of office:
5 years
Board’s trustees

Scientific Board
when decided by the Board
3 Members
Term of offcie:
5 years
In charge of the Board who choose among renown personalities of the artistic and cultural field

Board of Auditors
3 Auditors
Term of office:
5 mandates

  • 2 Comune di Firenze
  • 1 Fondazione Marino Marini di Pistoia



time limit: 10-11-2011

Sisi Carlo
ord. n. 661 del 9.8.2006
role: President

Giovannuzzi Stefano
ord. n. 1102 del 26-11-2008
role: Trustee

Manetti Anna Maria
ord. n. 661 del 9.8.2006
role: Trustee

Board of Auditors

2013 advisory budget approval

Rabaglietti Nicola
Ord. n. 344 del 23.4.2009
role: Member

Mazzolini Giancallisto
Ord. n. 344 del 23.4.2009
role: Member


Il Museo Marino Marini is situated in the historical centre of Florence inside the former San Pancrazio Church, a building that dates back to the beginning of the IV century A.D., between Via della Vigna Nuova and Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The museum area is developed in four floors and different paths have been designed to accompany the visitors through the appreciation of Marino Marini works, with particular attention to the exceptional three-dimensionality of his sculptures. The audience has the possibility to go round and round the works, to look at them from different angles and unusual perspectives. The exhibitions of Twentieth century and contemporary artists are organized in the crypt.


general information
e.mail: info(at)
tel: +39 055 21 94 32
fax: +39 055 28 95 10

Art Director:
Alberto Salvadori

Gabriella Sorelli

Educational Department:
Chiara Lachi

Officer Finance:
Daniela Cappelli




The Museo Marino Marini, managed by Fondazione Marini S. Pancrazio, has the aim to assure the conservation, protection, appreciation and public display of the works the sculptor Marino Marini and Mrs Mercedes Maria Anna Pedrazzini Marini donated to the Comune di Firenze. Besides, it promotes cultural events and exhibitions dedicated to Twentieth century and contemporary artists and subject matters, which take place in the crypt. The museum pays particular attention to special kinds of visitors, such as, blind people, youth with cognitive delay or other disabilities and people affected by Alzheimer.

Sectors of Interventions:

Twentieth century and contemporary art.

Activities (research/production/training/promotion):

  • Conservation, protection, appreciation of the works of the sculptor Marino Marini.
  • Promotion of Twentieth century and contemporary artists.
  • Organization of training courses, guided visits, conferences, activities for children, teenagers, families, adults, students and disable people (organized by the Educational Department).

Origin and History:

Il Museo Marino Marini of Florence was born in 1998 and is promoted by Fondazione Marino Marini di Pistoia that, together with the Comune di Firenze, has established the Fondazione Marini S. Pancrazio. "The works of the permanent collection have been donated in different occasions by Marino Marini and his wife Maria. In 1980 the artist donated to the city of Florence the first group of works that comprised 22 sculptures, 31 paintings, 30 drawings and 30 engravings. Later, in 1988, the Marini’s widow gifted the city of Florence with other 42 works in order to make the museum’s collection more complete and exhaustive. In the meanwhile the museum’s patrimony acquired other 25 works donated by Mrs Marini, Mrs Del Vecchio and by the Jesi and Mrs Freccia’s estate. The museum only contains works by Marino Marini realized between 1916 and 1977, all of them are shown on the four levels of the San Pancrazio building." (from the Museum website).

The cultural association "L’Immaginario" has been directing the Educational Department of the museum since 1993 and proposes itineraries, creative workshops and special projects designed to spread the knowledge of modern and contemporary art.

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The 5 hidden treasures: the project groups together 5 museums in Tuscany (Marino Marini e Stibbert in Florence, Pecci in Prato, Museo Archeologico Artimino in Carmignano and Museo Santa Maria della Scala in Siena) and intends to offer a new and unusual perspective on the museum’s works and structure.

" The 5 hidden treasures ", consists in five special tours in form of performances united by a common plot. Each of them has been developed according to the particular characteristics of each museum, thus enhancing its essence and vocation. The visits are guided by an actress and an actor of the Piccoli Principi theatre company.

Museobus scuole: is a project that connects six different museums in Florence – il Museo di storia naturale, l’Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, la Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, il Museo fiorentino di preistoria, il Museo di casa Buonarroti and the Museo Marino Marini – and is funded by Piano Integrato delle Cultura dalla Regione Toscana. The Museobus project provides schools with a free transport service in order to facilitate the classes attendance to museum’s didactic activities. For the 2012/2013 season, Museo Marino Marini has designed special itineraries with guided visits.

Special Projects:

Art in my hands: is a project that comprises several activities and itineraries that allow art approach for special kinds of visitors, such as blind people, youth with cognitive delay or other disabilities and people affected by Alzheimer.

Me(yer) & mu(sei): it is a project, funded by Regione Toscana, in which the Museo Marino Marino collaborates with the paediatric hospital Mayer. The project offers special workshops in the hospital playroom to enable the small patients to learn about ancient and modern art.

Figures with words: is a book that uses a narrative approach to the museum and to the works of Marino Marini. The book consists of a narrative part and an addendum. The narration comprises theatrical dialogues between Marini’s works, written by the famous children author Roberto Piumini and accompanied by the photographs of the young Japanese photographer Hide Ashizawa. The addendum, by Cristina Bucci and Chiara Lachi, helps the reader to understand more thoroughly the artist and the works that inspired the theatrical dialogues.



  • Marino Marini, catalogo ragionato dell'opera grafica (incisioni e litografie) 1919 - 1980, Fondazione Marino Marini, edizioni Graphis Arte.
  • Museo Marino Marini di Firenze, Chiara Lachi (a cura di), Museo Marino Marini, Firenze, 2003.
  • Marino Marini, la forma del colore, Marco Bazzini, Maria Teresa Tosi (a cura di), artout-maschietto&musolino, Siena, 2001.
  • Marino Marini, 'catalogo ragionato della scultura / Marino Marini. Catalogue raisonnè of the sculpture, saggio introduttivo di Giovanni Garandente, Skira editore - fondazione Marino Marini, 1998.
  • Marino Marini, the sculpture, David Finn, Sam Hunter, Harry N. Abrams, con introduzione di Marina Marini, 1993.
  • Marino Marini, Giovanni Iovane (a cura di), Fabbri Editori, 1990.
  • Figure con parole, Cristina Bucci e Chiara Lachi (a cura di), Museo Marino Marini - Firenze, 2008.
  • Marino Marini, il mago del colore, Ambra Tuci (a cura di), Fondazione Marino Marini - Pistoia, 2008, edizioni Studio Copernico, Milano.
  • Bruno Sacchi - il museo Marino Marini, a cura di Luca Barontini, 2012.


  • La verità è figlia del tempo, non dell'autorità/love is born of the times not of authority, Lovett/Codagnone - Candidate, catalogo+vinile, 2012.
  • Rob Johannesma, spots of time, Museo Marino Marini, Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Roma Publication, Amsterdam – 2012.
  • Maria Antonietta Mameli, free composition, Mousse Publishing, Milano, 2011.
  • Carlo Romiti, ippios, i cavalli e la terra, gli ori, Pistoia, 2010.
  • Sette piccoli errori, a cura di Stefano Collicelli Cagol e Alberto Salvadori, Mousse Publishing, Milano, 2010.
  • Luca Pozzi, a.e.w.o.m, le strabisme du dragon, a cura di Alberto Salvadori, 2010.
  • Corpi da musica, Silavno Bussotti, Maschietto editore, 2010.
  • Mark Lewis, 1998-2008, Silavna Editoriale, 2009.
  • Emanuele Becheri, aprés coup, catalogo + vinile, 2009.
  • Emanuele Becheri, hauntology, pubblicazione prodotta in occasione della mostra di Emanuele Becheri presso il MAN - Museo d'Arte provincia di Nuoro in collaborazione con il Museo Marino Marini di Firenze, Mousse Publishing, 2009.
  • Claudia losi, la coda della balena e altri progetti, 1995 - 2008, 2008.


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