The Pavese Museum
The Pavese Museum is located at the second floor of Fondazione Cesare Pavese and was inaugurated in 2019. It is made up of memorabilia, interactive installations and a series of video-projections introducing the private and professional life of Cesare Pavese. At the end of 2022 it was redesigned with the inauguration of a new room, Dialoghi (dialogues) that – along with the copy of Dialogues with Leucò where the writer wrote his last message – houses a series of Pavese’s unpublished and original material donated by the Molina and Vaudagna families.
Ph: Manuele Galante
Until 1 April 2024 the volumes and documents from the Molina and Vaudagna collections are displayed in the exhibition Pavese ospita Calvino, in the adjacent church of the Saints James and Christopher. The “Dialoghi” rooms hosts instead the copies of Cesare Pavese’s secret notebook from Lorenzo Mondo’s library, along with the epistolary exchange that Mondo and Natalia Ginzburg had about its publication.
The rooms of the Pavese Museum
The first and the third room host a series of books belonged to the writer, first editions, books with inscriptions, and some memorabilia. The second room describes instead the personal and professional life of Cesare Pavese, retracing its main events through the places he crossed. A series of posts along the walls invite the visitor to read between the lines of some of his works, for a more intimate insight into them. The fourth room – since 2022 dedicated to Maurizio Cossa Majno di Capriglio and called Dialoghi – actually invites to start a dialogue with Pavese’s works and poetics, thanks to a new multimedia setup. Here is on display the original copy of the Dialogues with Leucò where the writer left his last message, before committing suicide. Along with it, the room hosts the Molina and Vaudagna collections, fully accessible to the public also in their digital version.
Thanks to the collaboration with Centro Studi “Guido Gozzano-Cesare Pavese” and with the State Archive the museum is also enriched with a series of panels displaying the original manuscripts of some of Pavese’s works.
Opening hours and visits
The Museum can be visited autonomously or within one of our guided tours. In both cases, reservation is advised (at least 24 hours before).
From 9 January 2023 to 3 April 2023:
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:00 (last entry: one hour before closing time).
From 4 April 2023:
Monday to Friday, same hours.
€ 6,00 students, groups and classes
- children under 12
- people with disabilities (with pass)
- journalists (with pass)
- tourist guides in service (with pass)
- 1 teacher every 15 studen