The layout of Palazzo Morando. Costume, Fashion, Image
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Palazzo Morando. Costume Moda Immagine

General information

The new fashion history venue - Palazzo Morando - Costume Moda Immagine – was inaugurated on March 1st, 2010.

It aims to showcase the extraordinary artistic heritage of the ex Museum of Milan and, at the same time, highlight the patrimony of garments and accessories preserved in the Civiche Raccolte d’Arti Applicate (Civic Collection of Applied Arts) in the castle of Milan. It enables the Milanese public, together with national and international visitors, to admire the spaces dedicated to the collection of paintings that illustrate urban scenes in Milan between the XVI and  XIX centuries in a new exposition which will serve to enrich the role of residence-museum already present in a part of Palazzo Morando.

In the Palazzo not only will the important collections of fabrics, garments and accessories that were, up until today, conserved in the Civiche Raccolte d’Arte Applicata of the Sforzesco Castle, find a new showcase but it will be possible to experiment with and study fashion in all its forms.

The new museum will be presented as an informative and emotive space where, in over 2000 sq.mts. of floor space, one can admire historical works of art, evaluate the image of the present and construct ideas for the future.
A polyvalent space, a venue dedicated to exploring visual design and to the promotion of a young and vibrant image for costume history and fashion.

Don't miss

There are a number of 19th century paintings of Milan by Giuseppe Canella, Angelo Inganni and Amanzia Guerillot. In addition, there are examples of applied arts, such as majolica and bronzes.

A must-know museum for those who want to deepen the knowledge on Milan’s history.

On the first floor there are two distinct itineraries: the Art Gallery and the XVIIIth century Halls.

The Art Gallery in particular hosts a collection of paintings, sculptures, prints that were acquired by the Municipality of Milan in 1934 from the Luigi Beretta collection.

In the adjacent halls, in a full of charm itinerary, have been recreated the state apartments of the aristocratic family. It’s a valuable token of the social and urban evolution of Milan between the second half of the XVIIth and the first years of the XIXth centuries.

Anecdotes and curiosities

When countess Lidia Caprara Morando Attendolo Bolognini died on 30 January 1945, the building was donated, with all its furnishings, to the Municipality of Milan, and refurbished to accommodate the Museum of Milan.

Useful details


  • A wheelchair user can independently access the museum entrance and visit all the exhibition rooms. The toilet facilities - equipped in compliance with regulations for persons with physical disabilities - can also be independently accessed.
  • The names of the museum rooms and the directional arrows are in large format and are clearly visible, as are the toilet pictograms.
  • 1 wheelchair is available for visitors
  • Tickets: disabled visitors are entitled to free entry.
  • Reservations and enquiries can be made via telephone and/or email.
  • The museum is equipped with both audible and visual fire alarm systems.


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      • Ticket information

        Free admission

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