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The importance of the nascent Museum is in the peculiarity of his heritage, for the strong presence of foreign artists, as cultural eccentric, and stimulating new compared to traditional art locations of most Italian Historical Museums, strong and almost exclusive connection to the territory. Of great interest is the presence of sketches and preparatory studies, copies and replicas, peculiar to a collection of recent formation and rinveniente all from the antiquities market and that, especially for religious subjects of great controriformata painting, are valuable vehicles for knowledge and in
The building where the Foundation is located is an important example of residential architecture in the late nineteenth century. It consists of two floors: ground floor houses the archaeological museum which was inaugurated in March 31, 2000 with a permanent exhibition entitled ’The ancient Peucezi in Bitonto. Documents and images from the necropolis of Via Traiana.
The Museum of Bitonto was created in 1959 and was located in some rooms of the former episcope of Bitonto in 1965. The need to preserve the heritage of the historic churches of Bitonto, in which the cult was no longer celebrated frequently, prompted the Bishop Marena to preserve and guard the works of art. The same prelate has collected over 1800 historical art pieces ranging from the twelfth century to the early twentieth century and personally oversaw the exhibition of over 600. He organised the Museum in a Art Gallery with treasure of silvers and Romanesque sculptures. Until now, the exhibi