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The Costantino Nivola Foundation was established in Orani in 1990 at the initiative of the Regional government of Sardinia, the Municipality of Orani, and the artist’s family (regional decrees: L.R. n. 35 of July 31, 1990 and L.R. n. 14 of September 20, 2006, art. 21).

The Foundation promotes the awareness of the works and message of Costantino Nivola as well as sustaining contemporary art in general through exhibitions, research, and cultural activities with the goal of improving local and regional cultural and economic possibilities. The Foundation is responsible for the Museo Nivola and its park; organizes exhibitions, conventions, awards; and makes connections with cultural institutions in Sardinia, Italy, and abroad.

The Foundation’s holdings include the site and buildings of the Museum and the Nivola works in its collection. The Museum consists of four buildings used for exhibitions, social functions, offices, and storage. The collection represents a unique body of work including sculptures, paintings, drawings, terracottas, and models that demonstrate Nivola’s significant role in sculpture designed for architecture, as well as his primacy as the major artist from the region of Sardinia during the 20th century.

The new logo of the Nivola Museum, donated by Paolo Bazzani Studio, conveys the Foundation’s  visual identity. Inspired by mid-century graphics and by a Olivetti-style lettering, the logo indirectly alludes to two central themes of Nivola’s work: interdisciplinarity and community life.


Giuliana Altea

Vice president

Antonella Camarda

Management Board

Cristina Baiocchi

Emanuele Cabras

Franco Carta

Marco Crudu

Antonio Fadda

Pietro Fancello

Richard Ingersoll

Carl Stein

Maria Grazia Marongiu


About the Museum


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

Closed Wednesdays



€ 5,00

Visitors with the Map of the places of culture (until October 31), students with full ID; CTS members; visitors of the Museo delle Maschere in Mamoiada or of the Acquarium of Cala Gonone with a ticket issued on the same year; groups of 10 or more

€ 3,00

Kids under 18; visitors with disabilities and one accompanying friend; professional tourist guides registered in the Registro Regionale; Peggy Guggenheim Collection members; ICOM members; Orani’s citizens



Admission is free to all Nivola Museum Members. Become a Member today!


Morning 11:30 – Afternoon 16:00;

Reserved for groups of 10 people.

Cost of the guided tour: 2,00 € in addition to the cost of admission

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