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MUNDA - Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo

L'Aquila, Italy

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MUNDA - Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo

L'Aquila, Italy

The Museum

The National Museum of Abruzzo was opened on 23rd September 1951 in the 16th century Castle of L’Aquila, after restoration from the Nazi occupation. Both the collections from the Soprintendenza and the ones from the Civic museum of L’Aquila of the late 19th century, later dismantled in 1942 due to the war, were brought to the Castle. In 1958 the huge skeleton of a Mammuthus Meridionalis, found a few years before near L’Aquila, was exposed in the eastern bastion of the castle. In 1966, all the works of art from the Museum of the Sacred Art of the L’Aquila Diocese, opened in 1935, were “temporarily stored” for an indefinite period in the Castle. L’Aquila curia had already taken care of the artistic treasures of the town during the tragic months of the Second World War, moving them to the Vatican vaults as a preventive measure, away from bombings and depredations.The objects belonging to the museum were dramatically taken away from their historical site following the earthquake of 6th April 2009 are today hosted in the former slaughter house of L’Aquila, built between 1881 and 1883 and closed in 1990. In the new temporary location, after restoration and repairs carried out between 2010 and 2015, a selection of 60 archeological finds and 112 paintings , sculptures and jewellery from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age, made safe by advanced anti-seismic protections, have been exposed. These masterpieces testify to the history and the vitality of this region and to its culture, some of them were found under the ruins of the earthquake, brought back to new life thanks to complex restoration works.

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Contact

Polo Museale dell'Abruzzo
MUNDA - Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo

Via Tancredi da Pentima (MUNDA)
67100, L'Aquila

Opening hours

    MON closed

    TUE 08:30 - 19:30

    WED 08:30 - 19:30

    THU 08:30 - 19:30

    FRI 08:30 - 19:30

    SAT 08:30 - 19:30

    SUN 08:30 - 19:30

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Campli

Campli

Castello Piccolomini

Celano

MUSE

Celano

La Civitella

Chieti