The MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts is the first national institution dedicated to contemporary creativity.
Conceived as a large campus for culture, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation established in July 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and its activities - exhibitions, workshops, conferences, laboratories, shows, screenings, training projects - reflects the vocation of MAXXI to be not only a place of conservation and exhibition of heritage but also, and above all, a laboratory for experimentation and cultural innovation of study, research and production of aesthetic contents of our time.
MAXXI is organized into four Departments:
- Architecture: the collections include all those documents that represent the material and conceptual complexity of architecture through its evolutionary processes: creative production, realization, insertion into the physical and cultural context.
- Arts: is a contemporary museum within an architecture outside the box, starting point for a new museographic practice that breaks with the past.
- Research, Education, Training: it is the MAXXI "laboratory" that offers tools for deepening and understanding contemporary artistic phenomena, themes and cultural challenges to make the museum an active place for research and Learning.
- Development: it brings together various offices and skills. It promotes and transmits the multifaceted identity of MAXXI and the richness of its proposals and is committed to associating private capital with public resources to ensure a multidisciplinary cultural offer.
Within the mission of MAXXI Foundation since 2016 several Exchange and collaboration internationally were promoted:
- 2016: MAXXI collection at MAM - Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro) and Proa Foundation (Buenos Aires);
- 2017: The Theaters of Culture. Ephemeral projects for the eternal city in "Seoul Biennale of architecture and urban planning";
-2017: "The Japanese House. Architecture and life from 1945 to today" at Barbican Center (London) and Momat (Tokyo);
- 2017/2018: Superstudio 50, Power station of Art (Shanghai);
-2017-2018: Carlo Scarpa and Japan in "Carlo Scarpa Center" (Treviso, Italy)/ Contemporary Art Center (Quito)
- 2018: Please Come Back. The world as a prison? at IVAM - Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (Valencia);
-2018-2019: "Extraordinary visions. Italy is watching us!". Italian Institute of Culture (New Dehli, India)/Kolkata Center for creativity (Calcutta, India);
- 2018-2019: Collezione MAXXI. "The place to be. Classical reloaded. Mediterranean" at Mosaic Museum (Beirut), Bardo National Museum (Le Petite Palais, Tunis) and Villa des Arts (Rabat);
-2018-2019: MAXXI collection. "The Space of the Image. Classic reloaded. Mediterranean" at Mosaic Museum (Beirut),Bardo National Museum (Le Petite Palais, Tunis) and Villa des Arts (Rabat);
-2019: "The street. Where the world is created" at Mo.co.Panacee (Montpellier);
- 2019-2020: Zerocalcare. Digging ditches * Feeding crocodiles at ZAC - Zisa contemporary art (Palermo, Italy).
Specific surveys and analyzes that include the museum sector in Italy have been prepared by ISTAT and accessible at the following addresses:
- https://www.istat.it/it/ archive/237159
- https://www.istat.it/it/ archive/226510
- https://www.istat.it/it/ archive/167566
Furthermore, data and surveys on access to cultural sites, museums, monuments, state archaeological areas are also accessible through the website of the MIBACT Statistics Office (http://www.statistica.beniculturali.it/Index.html).