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The Archaeological Museum of Montelupo derives from a thirty-year research aimed at documenting, unrestricted, historical settlements and human frequentation of the area of northern Tuscany between the middle course of the Arno (the Middle Valdarno Fiorentino), the lower Valley of the Pesa River and the southern portion of Montalbano. The artefacts found during these searches were initially displayed at the Museum of ceramics and the territory by Montelupo
The Contemporary Museum stems from the need to document the production of industrial-era ceramics and the activities of artists, living and working in Montelupo and Florence, are expressed in the manufacture of ceramics: it is therefore the ideal continuation of the ceramics Museum, with an eye for exploring the relationship between the free creativity and artistic production and serial. The Museum, whose Constitution dates to the year 2008, he is currently in the development phase of the collections, and is housed in the former Palazzo Podestale di Montelupo, in theaters, duly adapted to the
The collections of the Museum of ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino are largely composed of pottery produced in this place, especially between the 15th and 16th centuries, was one of the major centers of the entire factory Mediterranean basin, representing to the majolica, Florence. Exposed documentation wants to give an account of this reality in all its aspects, and derives almost entirely from archaeological excavations conducted in the historic starting from 1973.