Cariparma Foundation, Bossi Bocchi Palace – Parma

Strada al Ponte Caprazucca, 4

43121 Parma

0521 532111

The museum, housed in Palazzo Bossi Bocchi, comprises a collection of paintings that document figurative culture in Parma from the 16th to the 20th century. From the early 16th century there are two board paintings by Cristoforo Caselli, also known as Temperello , and a splendid drawing by Parmigianino. From the 17th to the 20th century, there are works by Felice Boselli, Cristoforo Caselli, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Antonio Simonini, Louis Michel Van Loo, Alberto Pasini, Roberto Guastalla, Cecrope Barilli, Luigi and Salvatore Marchesi, Giulio Carmignani, Giambattista Borghesi, Daniele De Strobel, Amedeo Bocchi, Donnino Pozzi and Bruno Zoni.

The exhibition is completed by a collection of Italian ceramic and porcelain ware from the 15th-16th century, a collection of banknotes dated from the Unification of Italy to the present day, other various collections of furniture from Parma, iconographic collections, prints and drawings of the town and the duchy. There is an interesting section dedicated to forgeries and forgery techniques.

In 2014, Renato Bruson donated to the Foundation Cariparma their collection of 800 Italian and 70 major paintings from the end of September 2014, prior to its final location within the permanent collection of the Palazzo Bocchi Bossi, is on display in the the palace itself. The donation consists of works by important artists such as Giovanni Boldini, Francesco Paolo Michetti, Giovanni Segantini, Pompeo Mariani; significant number of the Macchiaioli with works by Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Signorini and Nicholas Cannicci; The collection also includes paintings by Venetian painters including the brothers Ciardi, Leonardo Bazzaro, Peter Galter, Italico Brass, Peter Fragiacomo and Ettore Tito.