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Established to preserve the Earth collection (bought in 1972 by the city) and the findings of State ownership, found in the territory, the history of valdesana area from the Eneolithic to the middle ages and consists of three floors. The exhibition policy refers to areas of exposed materials. The ground floor is dedicated in part to the exposure of a craft area for pottery production of the Etruscan period, otherwise exposes medieval material. The first and second floor rooms make up the thirteen Museum, prehistoric and Etruscan section. On the third floor are located the offices and the resto
The current civic and Diocesan Museum of sacred art was founded in 1995 by the amalgamation of two important collections, that they formed civic in the early 1920s by the society of friends of art and sacred art, already in the Hall of St Albert in Palazzo Vescovile, formed the 1960s ends in memory of Msgr. Francesco Niccoli, the last Bishop residing in the city. As a whole the exhibition complex collects documents of particular cultural significance, critical to the knowledge of the artistic history of the city and of the entire diocesan territory.
The Museum documents the history of Crystal processing in Colle Val d'Elsa from the 19th century up to the present day. The widest section rebuilds the path taken by the glass industry since 1820, colligiana plant of the year before, up to full production of lead crystal in 1963. A space is dedicated to the pre-industrial production with some glassy finds dating back to the XIV-XV century and historical references to the activity of glassmaking in Valdelsa in the middle ages. Particular attention has been given to design items and those engraved with the ancient technique of copper wheel. Anot
The site, already known in the literature because quoted by Cennino Cennini in book of art, has been subject to excavations by the marchese Chigi Zondadari Bonaventura in the last quarter of the 19th century; from 1973 until 2011 the area was investigated by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana which coordinated the research of archaeological group Colligiano and the Archaeological Park of Dometaia.