Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation

Our mission is to encourage the promotion of cultural activities and research with particular emphasis on, but not limited to, the fields of archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, natural sciences and figurative arts, also through events, exhibitions, conferences, conventions, publications, scientific advice, restorations, philanthropic donations, both in Italy and abroad.

The official date that marks the launch of the Foundation’s activities is January 25, 2016.
From that very day to today, the Foundation promoted and organized many initiatives consistent with areas of interest in which we operate:
5 exhibitions
300 educational workshops
400 guided tours
26 thematic conferences
6 appointments with the “Dialogues of the Foundation”
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The section dedicated to the exhibitions organized and curated by the Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation in Italy and abroad, from 2016 to the present day.


Over thirty years of enthusiasm for culture gathered in a biannual magazine that we have been publishing with continuity since 1981.


“Conoscere e far conoscere” (to know and to make known), here are all the events of communication and divulgation, the occasion of cultural meetings that promote the pleasure of learning.


Another great award for Power and Prestige!

The exhibition catalog was awarded the “Pierre Moos” International Art Book Prize, whose aim is to highlight the quality, diversity and richness of specialized publishing in the arts of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas, published in French and English.

Launched in 2009 by Tribal Art Magazine, the award is associated with the leading international art fair, Parcours des Mondes, and with Christie’s as a partner.

The new Ligabue Magazine issue!

Ligabue Magazine 83 is out, and like each issue of our magazine, it takes us on a journey through time and space.
And it is precisely sustainable tourism, in environmental, social and economic terms, that we talk about in one of the articles. We also discover the ice of Antarctica and then continue along the coast of Peru to encounter the pre-Inca culture of the Moche. We return to Italy, first to Naples, where the strange cult of “anime pezzentelle” was born and then to Venice to discover the “pissabraghe” strange cone-shaped structures at the corners of the calli.   Finally, let’s talk more about travel: that of pearls, the first and most desirable object of the rich and powerful since the late Middle Ages, between Venice, Seville and the East.

Travel with us!

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