Museo Nazionale di S. Matteo, National Museum

Chiostro interno
Museo Nazionale di S. Matteo, scorcio del chiostro interno (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)

The museum is housed in the rooms of the old Benedictine convent of S. Matteo in Soarta (11th century) very little of which remains after alterations and restoration after the last war, apart from the church and a few pieces of medieval wall.
The late medieval cloisters were built in brick with double mullions and columns and capitals, almost all of which are original, on the upper floor. The colonnade was largely restructured in the 16th century, together with other parts closed to the public. In the early 19th century a Chapter of Canonesses was installed and the neoclassical entry was probably built at this time. Between 1866 and 1940 it became the town remand home, which required much structural adaptation.
The transformation into a museum and restoration of the building took place in the years after the second world war. The National S.Matteo Museum was born in 1949, thanks to Piero Sanpaolesi. It was based on the aesthetic quality of the works on show. Later, it was decided to group the exhibits by type and reunite the original ensembles.
The museum contains the largest collection of works of art in Pisa. It has a remarkable store of medieval pottery, basically ceramic basins from around the Mediterranean and medieval and modern crockery, found during excavations in Pisa (Tongiorgi collection). There are several precious jewels and a selection of mdieval coins and seals from the Franceschi and Supino collections. The important section with illuminated codices contains examples from the 12th to the 14th centuries, remarkably rich in illuminations. There are stone statues dating from the middle ages to the 16th century, in particular, fine examples of Romanesque sculptureand masterpieces by Nicola Pisano e Donatello. There is also a collection of wooden sculptures and relevant paintingswith over two hundred works ranging from the very early 1200s to the modern age, by important artists such as Giunta Pisano, Berlinghiero, Simone Martini and Masaccio, to name but a few.

Last update: 04/09/2020

From Thursday to Sunday. Visits shifts: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (maximum 15 people per shift) reservation is required. 050 541865

 

 Info: www.polomusealetoscana.beniculturali.it

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A CASA DI BITTA
80m
Mazzini, 90 p.3
Recapito 331 1487006
TESTAMATTA
130m
Lungarno Mediceo, 16 p.2
Recapito 333 8546761
VERDI
210m
Piazza della Repubblica, 5-6
Recapito 050 598947
RESIDENCE DOMUS
210m
Via La Tinta, 11-13
Recapito 050 2201404 - 412 - 049
BABETTE FOOD AND ART CAFE'
120m
Lungarno Mediceo, 15
Recapito 050 9913302
TRATTORIA ALLA GIORNATA
140m
Via Santa Bibbiana, 11
Recapito 050 542504
PIZZERIA DA LARA DI QUAGLIERINI LARA
180m
Via Garibaldi Giuseppe, 18
Recapito 050 540241
PIZZERIA GALILEO
210m
Via Sebastiano Silvestri, 10/12
Recapito 050 28287
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