The civic museums of Villa Paolina are formed by "Alberto Carlo Blanc Museum", which was added in the 2003 "Museums of musical instruments" entitled to Chabot. From 1994 to 2007 Villa Paulina was also home to the Pinacoteca Lorenzo Viani, now moved to the Palazzo delle Muse (see GAMC). The Museum Blanc, born in 1975, is dedicated to prehistory and illustrates with exhibits, panels, dioramas and environmental restorations the first forms of a human life in Tuscany. Chabot Museum, unique in its kind, houses a rich collection of musical instruments, mainly by ethnic origin. In the North Tower of the villa was reequipped the atelier where the painter Alfredo Catarsini worked for over fifty years. The Studio is open by appointment. The rooms of the former art gallery and the halls of the apartment of Paolina Bonaparte, richly painted, are home to temporary exhibitions.