MArTA - Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Taranto

The M Ar TA

The birth of the public collection of Taranto archaeological finds connects the turbulent events that have characterized the’ archeology of the last decades of the’ nineteenth century and the next century, when the local antique market caus memorize options the dispersion of precious objects merged in Italian and foreign museums. The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto , istitutito in 1887,è It located in the Convent of S. Pasquale, or Alcantarini brothers, built shortly after halfà eighteenth century. The edficioè was enlarged and rearranged in various stages, starting from 1903, the time of reconstruction of the facades of draft Guglielmo Canterini, while the northern wingè was designed by Carlo Ceschi and built between 1935 and 1941.

The path starts from the second floor showing the più phases; Ancient settlement of stora in Puglia (Paleolithic and Neolithic) leading to the foundation of the Greek colony and cityà classic and Hellenistic. The exhibition of the museum, which takes into account the carattristiche of the museum collection materials and the possibilityà to report to the excavation contexts the majority of exhibits, the history of Taranto and its territory from Prehistory to the Middle Ages, growing diachronically from the second to the first floor.

The Marta provides a dense educational and cultural programming, which provides daily intensive activitiesà enhancement, training and research aimed at involving moreù different user groups (children, adolescents, general public, the public with disabilitiesà). 


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Via Cavour, 10
74123 Taranto


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