Welcome to Faenza and to
the Cen 2017 Forum
FAENZA, RAVENNA, ITALY
Of Roman origins, Faenza is a wonderful city of art whose fame shone in the Renaissance period of the production of ceramics, exquisite craftsmanship, exported to many European countries. The very name has become synonymous with ceramics (majolica) in various languages among which French (faïence) and English (faience). From the second half of the first century A.D. the city flourished considerably as a result of its agricultural propensities and the development of industrial activities such as the production of everyday pottery and brickwork objects and linen textiles.
International Ceramic Museum (MIC), Faenza, Ravenna
The International Museum of Ceramics represents the greatest collection of ceramics in the world from Italian and European works, from Medieval Ages to the nineteenth century, to important sections dedicated to pre-Colombian America, ancient Greece, the Roman period, the Middle East and Islamic ceramics. Specific areas are dedicated to ceramics by the most important twentieth century and contemporary artists, both Italian and foreign.