Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza Coperta

La Sala della Musica of Bologna

In this special place, inside the Biblioteca Salaborsa, the Sala della Musica of Bologna will soon be opened, right in the heart of the Quadrilatero della Cultura, the Culture District.

The Sala della Musica is a brainchild of Paolo Fresu, the big Italian jazz musician based in Bologna for many years now, and is intended to become one of the music institutions in town, so as to complete the tale of Bologna music history by adding the time-fragment from the 1940s to the present.

The project of the Sala is run by Diverserighestudio under the scientific supervision of Gianni Sibilla. 

A timeline will guide visitors into a journey through the music genres and personalities that made Bologna a reference point in Italy and not only, and give an overview of the music industry and non-academic music practices. 

Beside hosting the permanent exhibition, the Sala will act as a lab for dissemination, informal learning and meetings, available for citizens and tourists from different age groups: a place for listening, viewing, reading and experiencing, in synergy with the culture operators of the city. 

The aim is also to deepen the knowledge of specific topics through exhibitions and thematic focus meetings, in a dialogue with music industry professionals and the Ufficio Musica, the Music Office of the Municipality of Bologna. 

The Sala della Musica is part of Laboratorio Aperto, the project developed within the 2014-2020 ERDF Programme – Priority Axis 6 – Attractive and Participative Cities, which involves the 10 major towns in the Emilia-Romagna region.