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The establishment of the Museum in the premises of casa Masaccio is essentially linked to the exhibition activities of the municipality, from which derives the permanent collection of the municipal property. The official destination of the House was that of the Pinacoteca Comunale, intended to accommodate the heritage of modern and contemporary art accumulated with the different editions of Masaccio Painting Award. The House is then become mainly home to exhibitions aimed to explore the contemporary Italian and European.
The establishment of the Museum dates back to 1864, when they were reunited in a special few local paintings from churches and convents in the city in order to avoid the dispersion in the aftermath of the Suppression of church institutions mumerosi the new postunitario State. The collection, already cleared up in 1950 and later in 1990, is now a more suitable and attractive location as a result of the extension works, opened in October 2005, with the opening of three new rooms (besides a teaching room and a room of silver) and preparation (with the relocation of the works according to a chrono