The Malaspina Foundation, housed in the historic Palazzo Malaspina in Ascoli Piceno, is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting contemporary photography.

Its mission is threefold: to become an experimental platform for photographic research; to contribute to developing the identity of the Ascoli Piceno and Marche area by inviting renowned or up-and-coming young photographers to work locally; and to promote the city and the region, creating new opportunities for dialogue with Italian and international cultural institutions.

The Foundation’s primary goals are to produce and curate photographic research projects, focusing on the depiction of the local area in particular; to organize study encounters, seminars and conventions, with institutions, universities and schools of all levels; and to publish and archive books of photographic studies and research.

The Foundation opened to the public inaugurating its exhibition activities in June 2016 but in the months before the inauguration had already started several cultural activities becoming a prime platform for exploring and discussing the fundamental role of images in contemporary society.