The Foundation

Historical Notes

Historical Notes

The Fondazione Sicilia represents the natural evolution of the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia, founded on 21 December 1991 by way of special transfer operation involving the old Banco di Sicilia. Following the so-called Ciampi Law of December 1998 and an implementing legislative decree of '99, bank foundations were transformed into private organisations. A process, thanks to which the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia was allocated all of the art and cultural assets of the former Bank, including the precious Collections of the Museum of the Fondazione Mormino, requested by the then general manager of Banco di Sicilia Ignazio Mormino, after whom it was named.

Lastly, in 2001, the Tremonti Law, and the resulting authentic interpretation in 2002 completed the legislative process of transformation and definition of foundations of banking origin.

Since 23 May 2012, Fondazione Banco di Sicilia has changed its name into Fondazione Sicilia. A transformation with which it seeks to underline the deep ties between the organisation and the area of Sicily, with initiatives increasingly geared towards enhancing the culture of the island, in a range of different fields, including education, training, conservation and promotion of artistic and cultural heritage, scientific research, not to mention theatre, art and literature.