The first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity

About Us

Foundation

MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity.

Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and headed by Giovanna Melandri

Since December 2013 Hou Hanru has been the Artistic Director of the museum, which includes MAXXI Architettura, directed by Margherita Guccione, and MAXXI Arte, directed by Anna Mattirolo.

The programming of the activities – exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects – reflects MAXXI’s vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of our time.

The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, located in Rome’s Flaminio quarter and featuring innovative and spectacular forms.

MAXXI Architettura

MAXXI Architettura is the first national museum of architecture to be established in Italy, its roots in the Italian cultural and territorial context defining its identity.
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MAXXI Arte

MAXXI Arte stands as a contemporary museum set within unconventional architecture, a point of departure for a new museographic experience that breaks with the past.
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MAXXI Research, Education and Training

This is a workshop offering the public avant-garde facilities and equipment for the analysis, study and comprehension of contemporary artistic phenomena.

MAXXI Development

This department brings together various offices and responsibilities. It promotes and transmits MAXXI’s multifaceted identity and its wealth of proposals and commits to matching private capital with public resources to ensure a multidisciplinary cultural offer.