The Carrino Family Collection: ten rooms of wonders in Muggia

11.500 pieces
150 paintings and sculptures, 800 print artworks, 250 objects of applied art, 4500 publications (music library, historical and bibliographical library), 550 medals and coins, 350 bookplates, 2700 postcards, 400 figurines, 1750 stamps, promotional material, kitsch and curios 

The Carrino Family Collection is held at the Beethoven Library House Museum in Muggia and consists of a total of 11,500 pieces in 12 Subcollections in about ten rooms.  

In 2013, a special exhibition with catalogue was dedicated to the Carrino Family Collection at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, at the invitation of the directors Malte Boecker and Michael Ladenburger. The exhibition was a great success with the public and critics, and was extended by two months. “Visitors to this exhibition can enrich their knowledge on multiple levels and see the attraction that Beethoven the person and his work have had on all forms of art throughout the world, capturing new and surprising perspectives every time”. Michael Ladenburger 

The Beethoven Library in Muggia has worked with the Musée de la Musique in Paris and the Philharmonie in Paris on Le Mythe Beethoven, the largest exhibition to be dedicated to the composer in the last thirty years. It was held in Paris in October 2016 and curated by Colin Lemoine and Marie-Pauline Martin. “This exhibition benefited from the invaluable help of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, the Association of Friends of Music in Vienna and the Beethoven Library in MuggiaWithout them, the many unique documents, including the writer’s manuscripts, could not have been exhibited…” Éric de Visscher, Director of the Musée de la Musique de Paris 

In 2020 he worked with the Kaiserhaus in Baden on the important Beethoven exhibition for the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. He took part in the great exhibition titled “Vedere la musica” held in Rovigo in 2021 and curated by Paolo Bolpagni, with a contribution from music historian Benedetta Saglietti.