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Museo Capitolare (Capitolare Museum):
is situated in the southern wing of the first rectory cloister of the Cathedral. It was established in 1923 with works of art and liturgical objects coming from the Cathedral and other diocesan churches. Amongst these, there are paintings by Signorelli and the Perugino School, not to mention rare manuscripts, illuminated choral parchments and sculptures.


Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria (National Gallery of Umbria):
is the most complete museum collection in the entire region. It’s situated in the magnificent Palazzo dei Priori, with its original 14th Century dimensions, dominating the Maggiore Square. At the end of the 20th Century, the museum areas underwent radical restoration works and today, the architectonic space is fully utilized. The new preparations were finally inaugurated in 2002 and the exposition in the interior of the various sections is divided into chronological order. The subdivisions follow this criteria: 13th Century Sculptures (with works by Arnolfo di Cambio and Nicola e Giovani Pisano) – Umbrian Paintings from the 13th Century (altar piece and painted crosses) – Art from the beginning of the 14th Century (with masterpieces of paintings coming from central Italy, including a Madonna by Duccio da Buoninsegna) - the second half of the 14th Century – Senese Art – International Gothic – the Renaissance (Beato Angelico, Benozzo Bozzoli, Piero della Francesca, Francesco di Giorgio Martini) – then sections connected to single Umbrian artists, including those dedicated to Perugino and Pinturicchio – there are also two other parts dedicated to the skull cap era and the 17th Century.


Collegio del Cambio (College of Exchange):
the corporation of money exchange was very important and was situated between the structures of the Palazzo dei Priori on the ground floor. Today, visitors can still admire the main room or the Session room which still has its ancient furnishings and frescoes added by Perugino between 1498 and 1500.


Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archealogical Museum):
situated n the Dominican convent complex, next to the San Domenico Church in the Giordano Bruno square. The museum also contains the convent cloister. It’s divided into two sections: the pre-historic one - being very important for its finds coming from the digs near the necropolis - and that of the Etruscan-Roman area.

 

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