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MAEC - Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della città di Cortona

MAEC

The history of the MAEC starts in 1727, allorchè born l’ Etruscan Academy that had among its aims the diffusion of the historical and artistic culture through the basic tools of the Library and Museum; over the course of nearly three centuries the Museum has undergone extraordinary development until the final arrangement in 2008. Currentlyè divided into the two main sections dedicated respectively to’ Etruscan Academy and Cityà Etruscan and Cortona Roman; in the first gathers the testimonies of life and of’ activityà Continuous più known cultural institution in the city, from the early bequests prepared by academics of the eighteenth century and of’ nineteenth century or purchases gradually made: among the works most valuable  have to remember the Etruscan bronze lamp, the so-called Muse Polyhymnia, collecting ceramic and bronzes Etruscan and Roman, the Corbelli collection of materials of civilizationà Egyptian; there are testimonies più recent, such as the’ impressive collection of objects d’ art and decoration già Tommasi held by Baldelli family, one of the più towns known families, or the series of paintings by Cortona Gino Severini, one of the founders of the Futurism, sold to Cortona by the Master himself. Other exhibits include archaeological material from the cityà and from the territory.

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Piazza Signorelli, 9
52044 Cortona

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