The Museum of Peasant Farming Culture has been housed since 1973 in Villa Smeraldi and managed by the Province of Bologna, which in 1999, established the Villa Smeraldi Institution with support from the municipal administrations of Bentivoglio, Bologna and Castel Maggiore.
In 2015 Metropolitan City of Bologna took over from the Province of Bologna.
The Villa Smeraldi Institution and Museum of Peasant Farming Culture thank
for their support
Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali - Regione Emilia-Romagna
Regione Emilia Romagna - Servizio Agricoltura
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna
Emilbanca Credito Cooperativo
For their collaboration
Associazione Gruppo della Stadura
Università degli Studi di Bologna - Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie
Cooperativa sociale Anima
With special gratitude to
The President and administrators of the Province of Bologna (Agriculture, Communications, Culture, Construction, Public works, Prevention and Protection, and Tourism).
All contributors whose generous donations have made the museum possible.