In 1978 Alberto Burri set up the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini “Collezione Burri” in the prestigious town house that then gave the foundation its name. The works of the master are displayed in two exhibition spaces, the Palazzo Albizzini and the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco. The collection in Palazzo Albizzini was opened in 1981. The house was built in the second half of the fifteenth century and has an elegant renaissance style. There are 130 works displayed in chronological order from 1948 to 1989 covering twenty rooms. We can see the tars and the moulds and a selection of sacks that date from the 50’s. In other rooms we find the woods, irons and plastics and finally the large Cellotexes. The foundation also houses the library, the collection of photographs and the archive which together make up a complete bibliography of the artist.
The Burri Collection – Palazzo Albizzini Foundation was established in 1978. It is located in the monumental Palace which has given it its name . The orderly exposition in two of the three floors of the building , includes about one hundred and thirty works, which date from 1948 to 1989 , arranged chronologically in twenty rooms . Together with the other extraordinary venue , arranged in Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco , inaugurated in 1990 , with one hundred and twenty works by Burri between 1970 and 1993 , it is the most comprehensive collection of the artist’s work. In this way, Città di Castello boasts a monographic museum that is in line with similar European institutions such as the Van Gogh Museum or the Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies Foundations . The institution may be considered a creation of the artist . He was responsible for the choice of the architectural spaces , the selection of works and their placement