The Alfredo d’Andrade Foundation, born in 1996 due to initiative of Pavone Canavese city hall, dedicated his museum to the Italian-Portuguese painter, archeologist and architect Alfredo d’Andrade (Lisbona 1839 – Genova 1915), who lived in the town from a long time, from 1885, when he started to restore Pavone’s Castle.
The restoring of the Museum’s, and Studies Centre’s base started in 1996, and the new structure was inaugurated in 1999.
During those years, the Pavone Canavese city hall promoted the Museum project, and enabled the restore and the recovery of an antique building, that in the past was city hall, school, and base for many local cultural associations.
The Studies Centre works on historical research, reproductions, magazine publications, and the management of the archive. Then, with its research work, it continues to study Alfredo d’Andrade, to discover other routes (Piemonte, Liguria, Lombardia regions...) that will be presented in the museum with temporary exhibitions.