National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art

Description

The National Museum of Mediaeval and Modern Art is housed in Palazzo Bruni Ciocchi, also known as Palazzo della Dogana (the Customs House), one of the city’s finest Renaissance buildings. The museum occupies three floors and also has a roof garden on the first storey, while what was originally the orangery now houses the restoration workshop. The importance, variety and wealth of the works housed here entitles the National Museum of Mediaeval and Modern Art to be ranked up among the most significant of its peers in Tuscany: its history is tied closely to that of the city that hosts it and to its main civic and religious institutions.

The two fundamental nuclei around which the museum’s collections are built come from the Secular Fraternity and the Municipality of Arezzo and comprise works rescued from churches, dissolved monasteries and art collections of various origins and kinds, pieced together by collectors, scholars and artists from Arezzo.