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Palazzo dei Museums: photo description (Palazzo dei Musei)

Palazzo dei Museums - the largest Museum complex in Modena. The building was built in the mid 18th century, and originally it housed a military Arsenal. In 1769, the year the Palazzo has been restored according to the project of Pietro Termanini, and twenty years later it was occupied by the Masonic Lodge. Later the building housed a military hospital, prison, military barracks and even a Museum of engravings. After the unification of Italy, the building was partially purchased by the government under one roof to unite the artistic and bibliographic collections left Modena este family. Today in the Palazzo dei Museums hosts several collections of works of art and other priceless artifacts of the past.

Library is Extenze exhibition hall "Sala Campori" - here you can see old manuscripts, medieval maps, the famous prayer book of Borso and other historical publications. Museum of art of Modena, also occupies part of the Palazzo dei Museums, was founded in 1871, the year for storage of exhibits, discovered during archaeological excavations of the second half of the 19th century. In 1962, the year the Museum's exhibits were divided into two sections: Archaeological and ethnological Museum and the Museum of Medieval and modern art. A considerable part of the collections of the Museum were transferred to it many of the aristocratic families of Modena. So, ancient tapestries were donated by the family Gandini, weapons - the gift of family Coccapani, musical instruments were transferred to the family of Baldrige etc.

Some noteworthy collections of Archaeological and ethnological Museum. The exhibits Dating from the Paleolithic and until the Middle ages. And the ethnological collection is dedicated to the defunct or living out their last days cultures of New Guinea, South America, pre-Columbian Peru, Africa and Asia.

In 1994, the year in Palazzo dei Museums was opened a Museum of plaster sculptures of them. Giuseppe Graziosi. In addition, the building has the este Gallery with paintings, drawings, bronze sculptures, medals and other exhibits, Library Luigi poletti Historical archive of Modena.