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Museum Agostino Pepoli

Museum Agostino Pepoli is situated in the Carmelite convent dating back to the 14th century steps from the famous Sanctuary of Santissima Annunziata housing the marble statue of Madonna of Trapani, which was supposedly made by Nino Pisano This building, which was refurbished between the 16th and 18th century affords collections of paintings and sculptures.

These collections display how decorative art in Trapani and its surrounding area evolved, especially applied art which used coral, majolica, gold and silver in its creations.

The first pieces that the museum could display was donated at the beginning of 20th century by Count Agostino Pepoli, mentor and promoter of the museum. Later on the deconsecrated convents in Trapani and Fardelliana art Gallery gave their works to the museum. The priceless collection of the Neapolitan school was part of this donation given by General Fardella to its homebirth town.


As time went by the collection was enriched by the addition of bequests, loans and donations of a large number of pieces of decorative art among which are the pieces given by Count Hernandez die Rice and the Sieri Pepoli Hospice.



 
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