d’Arte (Communal Art Gallery):
is located at the end of Viale Regina Elena, towards the entrance
of the public park. The Gallery is housed in the neo-classical
building of 1828, purposely built to host the royal magazine.
The gallery documents the cultural moments of regional precincts,
both for sculpture and painting. It also conserves a collection
of ethnography from artisans of Sardinia. The Art Gallery
is particularly rich in works from the 20th Century. From
1999 the Gallery has also hosted the legacy of collector Francesco
Ingrao with paintings, sculptures and designs dating from
the 19th to all of the 20th Century, with particular attention
to the Italian artistic movements from the war of the Secession
to the Second World War and up to the end of the 1980’s.
Cittadella dei Musei (Small City of Museums):
can be found in the small Piazza Arsenale, on the side opposite
to the Tower of San Pancrazio. The museum complex dates back
to 1962, but the restoration work has brought to light the
remains from the Punic to Romanesque eras. Here, visitors
can also find the National Archaeological Museum, the National
Art Gallery, the “Siamese” Museum and other collections.
- Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaeological Museum):
has been located here in the Cittadella since 1993. It offers
testimonies of the Sardinian civilisations from pre-historic
to high medieval times. The layout of the four levels corresponds
to specific themed sectors. The exhibition is of a chronological-didactic
order. The collection is rich and as a whole represents one
of the most important Italian themed museums.
- La Pinacoteca Nazionale (The National Picture Gallery):
was transferred to the Cittadella in 1992. The first nucleus
of works comes from the 19th Century stripping of ecclesiastic
possessions. Then a rich ethnographical collection of jewellery,
fabrics, furnishings and ceramics were added. The Picture
Gallery’s collection covers quite an ample period which
begins in the 15th Century and continues until the 20th Century,
and there are many works from the Spanish school mostly for
the older centuries.
- Museo “Siamese” S. Cardu (“Siamese”
Museum S. Cardu):
has collected almost 1300 pieces coming mainly from the extreme
east, all of high quality and with particular reference to
porcelain, armament, money, silver and ivory.