In 1936, in a XVIIth century building, seat of the Confraternita di San Michele e San Vincenzo, the Museum of Sacred Art was set up. In origin it was simply a place where paintings, vestments, altar cloths, holy vessels and other sacred objects of the XIVth - XVIth centuries were collected and kept, in particular those exposed to theft in country churches.
At present the Museum is being reorganised and rearranged; two new rooms on the ground floor contain wooden sculptures, paintings and precious jewellery. On the upper floor, in the hall of the Confraternity with its eighteenth century stalls, is a large Flemish tapestry dated 1516; in the remaining rooms a large number of paintings, wooden items used in processions, altar-hangings and sacred silverware made in the XVIIIth century by Lucca's best craftsmen are exhibited.
Via IV Novembre, 71 - Camaiore
Winter: from October to May: from Thursday to Saturday 15:30-18:00; Sunday 10:00-12:00
Summer: from June to September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 16:00-19:30; Sunday 10:00-12:00
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