The SUIT is a private museum, which was opened to the public in 1999, in the Palace (1700) Saad Pomarici, located in the historic centre of Sorrento. During the restoration of the building for conversion to Museum were brought to light various architectural and decorative details of the original plant, including frescoes and ceilings covered with hand-painted paper. The exhibition of the collection of ancient and modern intarsia was designed to articulate on four floors of the building an educational path that could document, through distinct sections, L'arte della tarsia lignea in its many facets. On the ground floor there is the display and marketing of modern collection of furniture and objects inlaid with decorative themes related to contemporary culture. On the first floor of the historical collection is introduced by a photographic documentation on the works of masters from the 15th to the 18th century marquetry workers, with the deepening of various schools of 19th century intarsia. Before proceeding in sections devoted to Sorrento inlay the visit offers a large exhibition of paintings, prints and photos, along with the model of the city of Sorrento, allow the reconstruction of the environmental context in which they developed in the nineteenth century local inlay. The evolution of processing techniques, documentation of the used materials, the study of decorative themes and design details that characterize the design of furniture and objects inlaid Sorrento, offer the opportunity to as many sections.
The exhibition, having delved into the contribution made by the local art school for the training of the various generations of craftsmen, concludes on the third floor with the production of masters of the nineteenth century Sorrento marquetry workers. The SUIT, in addition to meeting the goal of giving continuity to the history of Sorrento inlaid with the design and marketing of a revamped production, represents, for the language cultural identity between the container and its contents, a unitary and rare document on architecture, applied arts, economy and management of the territory, which have featured Sorrento from the eighteenth century to the present day.