The Ceramic Museum Of Grottaglie
The need to set up a Ceramics Museum in Grottaglie was born from the awareness of the central role that today carry out museums as places that not only guard history but also allow knowledge and dissemination. The Ceramic heritage of Grottaglie has a multi-year history even if on the origins and the probable dating of the start of ceramic production, there are still doubts due to the uncertainties of documentary testimonies.
Established December 22, 1999 the museum was considered the privileged instrument to initiate a reconstruction of the history of grottaglie ceramics. The choice of the seat was particularly happy and, precisely, the lower rooms of the Episcopian castle, built in the fourteenth century by the will of Archbishop Giacomo d'Atri and for a long time residence of the Archbishops Tarantini. The museum collection, enriched considerably over the years has a corpus of composite works, constituted above all by private donations, divided by thematic and chronological areas.