The Ferrero Foundation offers the public in Alba and beyond opportunities to discuss and gain knowledge. it develops its own original paths, making the most of the cultural heritage of Alba and the Piedmont region to launch itself within this open, cosmopolitan context, working synergistically with the bodies and institutions involved in complex projects that benefit society in general.
In the field of art history, the interests of the Foundation range from the 15th century to the contemporary period. Exhibitions, conferences and publications include those on the Renaissance painter Macrino d’Alba and primitive painters from Piedmont; art historian Roberto Longhi (1890-1970), who came from Alba, and artist Pinot Gallizio (1902-1964), who was one of the founders of Situationist International; Giuseppe Vernazza (1745-1822), a politician and scholar with very wide-ranging interests; the figures of the Roman Emperor Publius Helvius Pertinax, who lived in the 2nd Century AD, and the 16th century jurisconsult Pietrino Belli, forerunner of the international human rights law. In the name of Roberto Longhi, the Foundation held an exhibition dedicated to landscapes by Giorgio Morandi, followed by highly valued retrospectives on the works of Carlo Carrà, Felice Casorati, Giacomo Balla; in the literary field, since 1997 it has taken an interest in the writer Beppe Fenoglio (1922-1963) through a Documentation Centre that promotes various initiatives and is open to researchers, students and enthusiasts.
Each year, the Foundation also grants national and international study scholarships to the sons and daughters of Ferrero employees and Seniors, and supports scientific research and research doctorates.
BEPPE FENOGLIO DOCUMENTATION CENTRE