The history of the Foundation

On October 10th, 2004, the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino is founded in Turin. The founding members are the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali, the Regione Piemonte, the Provincia di Torino (withdrawal on 01/01/2015), the Città di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT.
The Fondazione, with the goal of “endorsing, promoting, managing and adapting the structural, functional and expositive facets of the Museo, of the cultural assets received or acquired in any capacity and the promotion and enrichment of museum activities”, enjoys the patrimonial and economic subsidies allocated from its founding members: the collection and real estate, an ordinary endowment fund (quinquennial initially, then annual) and a 50 million euros dedicated endowment fund for the renovation and refitting of the Museum.

First italian example of private participation to the management of a public cultural heritage, the Fondazione is a management instrument whose “structural” features - natura insincera (private-public partnership), geographically rooted (participation from local government bodies and banking foundations), decision-making and budget autonomy - showed from the outset great potential for further development. In little more than 10 years of activity of the Fondazione, the Museo Egizio has managed to establish itself as a scientific research centre of international renown for the quality of the projects undertaken and as one of the main national tourist attractions (in 2017, it was bestowed with the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award).