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The Abruzzo Artistic Crafts Museum is located in the city of Guardiagrele, in the province of Chieti. The Museum was founded in 1970, thanks to the will of some citizens and attached to local history. The museum is housed in the Palazzo dell'Artigianato, obtained from a historic 17th century convent called San Giuseppe della Compagnia della Buona Morte. Even today it is possible to admire the majestic Baroque facade and the small church with decorations, paintings and statues. The Museum houses in eight rooms and a salon objects and artifacts that tell the art of Abruzzo craftsmanship. The heritage is made up of significant works that have received recognition in the artisan and the arts. Inside the museum, the collection houses masterpieces from the Ranieri workshop of the masters of wrought iron. Embroidery, carved stone, bobbin lace work, ceramics, wood, wrought iron and gold constitute the most important nucleus. The Museum hosts cultural events, temporary exhibitions and national competitions related to the theme of craftsmanship. In particular, the Biennial National Goldsmith Art Competition Nicola da Guardiagrele is worth mentioning, which involves many enthusiasts and professionals from all over Italy.

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