The Museum also devotes ample space to temporary exhibitions and cultural events, edited by the Institute or in collaboration with other organisations. The offer is inspired above all by themes dear to the institution and its values, with reflections on childhood and adolescence, families and parenthood. The exhibitions are housed in recently renovated spaces, fully accessible and equipped with every comfort for the visit.
Through the Museum, the Institute undertakes to enhance its cultural services (Museum, Archive and Library) in an integrated way with proposals aimed at promoting and transmitting the inexhaustible vitality of this cultural heritage.
2022 saw the birth of the exhibition “And the other half I shall keep. Identifying Tokens of the Ospedale degli Innocenti”(03.11.2022-31.01.2023), an exhibition offer dedicated to tokens, those small objects traditionally worn by children upon their arrival in the historic orphanage that used to identify them and of which the Historical Archive still preserves over forty thousand specimens. An exhibition that also intends to dialogue with children, accompanying them on the discovery of this rare heritage with a narrative designed for children through the illustrated story "The broken coin. A story of Tino il Nocentino" and the video inspired by it.
The exhibition is extended until May 9, 2023
The Museum's exhibition offer is always updated on the Museum's website.