In the 70's thorough restoration works were carried out on the former convent of S. Agostino, built in the XVIth century next to an existing XIIIth century church; the entire complex was restored so that XIVth century rooms could be used.
Today we can find here not only the Museum of sculptors models, but also the Luigi Russo Cultural Centre that organises a series of events every year and contains the town library called after Giosuè Carducci, as well as the Centre for the Study of Historical and Contemporary Gardens and the Italian Centre for Information on Coastal Habitats.
The Museum was founded in 1984 and contains small models, mostly of plaster, as well as larger ones and sketches of sculptures by contemporary Italian and foreign artists that work or have worked in Versilia.
The collection is housed in the upper galleries of the S. Agostino convent and in a few rooms of the contiguous library; it also occupies the open gallery on the ground floor where contemporary art exhibitions are frequently staged.
Winter: from Tuesday to Saturday 14:00-19:00; Sunday 16:00-19:00
Summer: from Tuesday to Sunday 18:30-20:00/21:00-24:00
For further informations:
Ph: +39 0584 795500
Fax: +39 0584 795588
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