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Diocesan Museum – Paintings, sculptures and illuminated manuscripts

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Since its inception, the Diocesan Museum has had the task of ensuring the protection and safekeeping primarily of works of art whose conservation was made precarious by their location in church buildings that were closed to worship, dilapidated or unsafe. The permanent collections, located on the first floor, consist of paintings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, sacred gold and silver work and liturgical textiles, of which the Museum has one of the largest collections in the world. The paintings and sculptures are mainly from the Brescia and Veneto areas: a masterpiece of the 15th century from Veneto is the Polyptych of St Ursula by Antonio Vivarini. Valuable illuminated manuscripts from the 12th century onwards are kept in two rooms: the oldest ones come from the library of Bishop Giacomo degli Atti (14th century); the rest are liturgical manuscripts from the 15th century.

Diocesan Museum – Paintings, sculptures and illuminated manuscripts

Via Gasparo da Salò, 13, 25122 Brescia BS, Italy

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