The new fashion history venue - Palazzo Morando - Costume Moda Immagine – was inaugurated on March 1st 2010. It aims to showcase the extraordinary artistic heritage of the ex Museum of Milan and, at the same time, highlight the patrimony of garments and accessories preserved in the Civiche Raccolte d’Arti Applicate (Civic Collection of Applied Arts) in the castle of Milan. It enables the Milanese public, together with national and international visitors, to admire the spaces dedicated to the collection of paintings that illustrate urban scenes in Milan between the XVI and XIX centuries in a new exposition which will serve to enrich the role of residence-museum already present in a part of Palazzo Morando. In the Palazzo not only will the important collections of fabrics, garments and accessories that were, up until today, conserved in the Civiche Raccolte d’Arte Applicata of the Sforzesco Castle, find a new showcase but it will be possible to experiment with and study fashion in all its forms. The new museum will be presented as an informative and emotive space where, in over 2000 sq.mts. of floor space, one can admire historical works of art, evaluate the image of the present and construct ideas for the future. A polyvalent space, a venue dedicated to exploring visual design and to the promotion of a young and vibrant image for costume history and fashion. When countess Lidia Caprara Morando Attendolo Bolognini died on 30 January 1945, the building was donated, with all its furnishings, to the Municipality of Milan, and refurbished to accommodate the Museum of Milan. There are a number of 19th century paintings of Milan by Giuseppe Canella, Angelo Inganni and Amanzia Guerillot. In addition, there are examples of applied arts, such as majolica and bronzes. A must-know museum for those who want to deepen the knowledge on Milan’s history. On the first floor there are two distinct itineraries: the Art Gallery and the XVIIIth century Halls. The Art Gallery in particular hosts a collection of paintings, sculptures, prints that were acquired by the Municipality of Milan in 1934 from the Luigi Beretta collection. In the adjacent halls, in a full of charm itinerary, have been recreated the state apartments of the aristocratic family. It’s a valuable token of the social and urban evolution of Milan between the second half of the XVIIth and the first years of the XIXth centuries.