Palazzo Fauzone dei Conti Germagnano is a medieval building, built around the seventh century by the rich and noble Fauzone or Faussone family. The building housed the cloistered convent of the Capuchin Poor Clares, was the seat of the subprefecture and currently houses the Museo della Ceramica Vecchia di Mondovì. The museum covers the four floors of the old building: on the ground floor there are the facilities for the public (bookshop and literary cafe), in addition to the municipal plaster casts gallery and, on the first floor there are - next to the media room and conference room - the exhibition rooms devoted to the ceramics production of Mondovì from the early days of the "Vecchia Mondovi" production; on the second floor, next to another multimedia room and storage rooms open to the public, the visit continues, focusing on the places and ceramic craftsmen as well as on the distribution of the factories in the area. On the top floor there are, in addition to a meeting room, a library and a small municipal office - the spaces that the Foundation has dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The restoration of the building and preparation of the museum was part of the Framework Agreement for Cultural Heritage signed by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Regione Piemonte in 2001, which the Compagnia di San Paolo joined with a specific protocol. Our Foundation has supported the project since 1999, contributing greatly to the enhancement of the Museum.
The Compagnia di San Paolo has supported the recovery and the building of the museum as well as its enhancement with approximately € 1.3 million.