1000 square meters of exhibition
to narrate the 1000 features of the fantastic – from gothic to science fiction, and from horror to fantasy – and to develop a permanent transmedia workshop, without losing the traditional ‘’sense of wonder’’, typical of the modern fantastic imagery.
MUFANT, the first Italian MuseoLab dedicated to fantastic imagery and science fiction.
ENTER THE WORLD OF FANTASTIC!
Lose yourself in a magical place of memory to discover the history and the metamorphosis of the fantastic-science fiction genre, which arose at the dawn of the Enlightenment era. The fantastic-science fiction has never stopped addressing to the present, metaphorically narrating its history and hopes, the monstrosities and the future perspectives.
It is described as a transmedia approach because the fantastic imagery, during the XXth century, literally invaded all the media – from literature to cinema, from comics to TV and even to music, art, games and videogames – going through and influencing them.
MUFANT is not only a museum, but also a workshop of ideas continuously active in developing the innate experimental and laboratory vocation of ‘’science fiction’’ universes, aimed at the future and also at the experimentation of new technologies, new ways of communication and social aggregation.
The location of our museum is very beneficial: it is located in the middle of the northern area of the city of Turin, on the border of the Borgo Vittoria neighbourhood, in the Vth District – MUFANT is the new cultural garrison of the Turin suburbs, able to affect the renewal and the development of the area.
PERMANENT EXHIBITON AND TEMPORARY DISPLAYS
Permanent exhibition itinerary:
– Science fiction in TV: RAI television
– Short stories by Primo Levi
– Temporary Exhibition
– Modern Fantastic
– Science Fiction
– Trek Land
– Science fiction Comics
– Gotika: Escape Room
– Doctor Who
– Star Wars
– Anime Manga
– Dinosaurs, Aliens & Co
We encourage you to explore the permanent exhibition browsing the designated section of the website.
NOT ONLY A MUSEUM: THE WORKSHOPS
MUFANT hosts a library and several workshops, in which the activities are open-access or accessible through specific itineraries of social integration.
‘’RICCARDO VALLA’’ LIBRARY
The library, specialized in the genre of Fantastic, was created thanks to the legacy of the Valla family and also to other important private donations. The library includes 15’000 titles, among these you can find: unique editions, great Italian and international book series, magazines and comic books.
The library provides free access to its spaces for researchers and residents of the Borgo Vittoria neighbourhood of Turin.
An interactive room dedicated to science fiction videogames with several game stations. Curated by the videogame journalist Federico Ercole, the Videogame Lab hosts scholastic meetings with developers, critics, journalists and trainings for ‘alternanza scuola-lavoro’ (school combined with work) for high schools.
COSTUME SHOP ‘’LOVING THE ALIEN’’
With the social cooperative ‘’Altra Mente’’ and the support of Torino Social Factory, we opened the social costume shop ‘’Loving the Alien’’, which offers jobs to people who belong to vulnerable social groups. We fabricate and sell exhibition costumes and also for cosplay events.
SCENOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ‘’LOVING THE ALIEN’’
Along with the social cooperative ‘’Altra Mente’’ and the support of Torino Social Factory, we opened the scenography workshop, which offers jobs to people who belong to vulnerable social groups. We fabricate and sell small settings and props.
THE PARK OF FANTASTIC
A ‘’ collaboration pact’’ with Città di Torino allowed us to requalify the external square where the entrance of the museum is located.
We called it ‘’Piccolo Parco del Fantastico’’ (Little Park of Fantastic), an area in which we are placing major works of urban design, inspired by the main characters of Fantastic. There we regularly organize free access outdoor activities. The square is now named after Riccardo Valla.