Like Most Company Museums
The Ferragamo family based the museum in May 1995 to acquaint an international viewers with the inventive qualities of Salvatore Ferragamo and the function he performed within the historical past of not solely shoes however worldwide fashion as well.
Like most company museums, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and its archives stem from the vision of an entrepreneur, on this case Salvatore Ferragamo’s widow, Wanda, who has headed the company since the founder’s dying in 1960, and her six youngsters. Particularly, the eldest of their youngsters, Fiamma, who managed the company’s core footwear and leather goods business after her father’s demise, stood at this project’s helm on behalf of her family and brought it to life, shaping its strategy with the help of historians and archivists.
The concept for the museum initially happened when an exhibition was organised at Palazzo Strozzi on the historical past of Salvatore Ferragamo. The exhibition went on tour and was hosted by a few of the world’s most prestigious museums, such as the Victoria and Albert in London, the County Museum of Los Angeles, the brand new York Guggenheim, the Sogetsu Kai Foundation in Tokyo, and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Mexico. The temporary exhibition gradually turned everlasting.
In recognition of the museum’s cultural significance and that of its many initiatives through the years, in 1999, Salvatore Ferragamo acquired the Guggenheim Impresa e Cultura Award, given yearly to corporations that best invest in tradition to constructive ends. The museum is positioned within the historical centre of Florence, in Palazzo Spini Ferroni, which has additionally been the company’s headquarters since 1938.