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The Museum was established in 1991 in order to preserve the 60 paintings and drawings by 268 Amos Cassioli (1832-1891) and his son Joseph (1865-1942), left as a gift to the town of Asciano's nephew G.A. Cassioli. The September 13, 2007 was inaugurated the new production, with 40 works from the Art Institute of Siena as Francesco Nenci, Luigi Mussini, Angelo Visconti, Arturo Viligiardi, etc. This is the only Museum of the Sienese territory dedicated to Sienese painting of the 19th century.
The Museum was created by combining the previous two previous collections institutions: the archaeological museum, which opened in 1959 on the premises of the former Church of San Bernardino and to sacred art, opened in 1952 in the former oratory of Holy Cross Church of the parish of Sant'Agata. The Museum of Palazzo Corboli preserves archaeological finds of ancient and artistic centuries XIII-XVIII from the territory of Asciano. It is housed in a medieval building that since the 13th century it belonged to the noble family of Bandinelli of Siena. Exhibiting works of remarkable quality in the
The Museum welcomes works, dating from the 14th and the 17th century, coming from the monastery and churches under the jurisdiction of the Abbot Bishop. The collection is related to the visit of the monastery which includes famous masterpieces such as the thirty-seven episodes from the life of St. Benedict painted the fresco in the cloister by Luca Signorelli and Sodoma (late 15TH-early 15th century) and the wooden choir of the Church carved from Fra Giovanni da Verona.