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The State Museum of San Marino was established in the second half of the 19th century, thanks to a series of donations from all over the world. Such donations, made by many people admiring the Republic, were initially promoted by Count Luigi Cibrario, Minister of Vittorio Emanuele II and Plenipotentiary of the State of San Marino since the signature of the first treaty with the Kingdom of Italy (1862).

 

The Museum was inaugurated in 1899 in Palazzo Valloni, seat of the State Library. After becoming an autonomous entity in 1982, it was rearranged in the ancient Palazzo Pergami-Belluzzi, duly restructured to this end, and reopened to the public on 18 March 2001.

 

The State Museum gathers almost 5,000 historical and artistic items coming from San Marino and linked to its history and from other places, as the result of purchases or donations from 1865 till today.

 

 COLLECTIONS

The Museum gathers:

  • Archaeological finds, from the Neolithic to Early Middle Ages, some of which well-renowned, such as the votive bronze statuettes from “Tanaccia” and the gold stud from the “Treasure of Domagnano”, all found on San Marino territory.
     

  • Architectural  remains of the ancient Basilica (Pieve), with the 16th century polyptych by Francesco Menzocchi.
     

  • Paintings and objects from the 17th century convent of the Clarisse.
     

  • Works of art of the Republic, including paintings and sculptures by the Guercino, Pompeo Batoni, Elisabetta Sirani, Stefano Galletti and others.
     

  • Ancient San Marino coins and medals (1865 – 1938).
     

  • Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman archaeological finds donated to the State.
     

  • Art objects and paintings of different provenance and periods, including masterpieces by Michele Giambono, Baccio Bandinelli, Tiburzio Passerotti, Bernardo Strozzi.

 

 

 

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