Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, Salerno

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  • Nice museum where there are so many interesting works. Beautiful paintings of the madonnas and St. Matthew. I advise everyone to visit it!
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  • It would be worth coming to salerno just to visit the first two rooms of this museum. The ivory tablets with the history of the bible are a masterpiece unattainable for the richness of details and meanings. The miniatures that illustrate for the faithful what they sing in Latin in the Exultet are just as beautiful
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  • The Salernos Museum of Church Art is housed in the building formerly a theological faculty, or seminary for future priests, which as an institution was founded in 1563, when a first building was erected. The building you see today is due to a major rebuilding and expansion in neoclassical style in the first part of the 1800 century. After the earthquake in 1980, the faculty moved to a different address, and after a major renovation, the Museo Diocesano, founded in 1935, was decorated here. The new museum opened in 1990. The collection, which includes, among other things, frescoes and paintings made in temperatures and oils from the 1200 and up to the 1600 figure, comes from the Salernos Duomo and other churches of the city, but has also come to, thanks to various private donations as well as the purchase of Works. It is not a great museum; The collection is suspended in five rooms, as it takes 45 – 60 minutes to see. At the Museo Diocesanos own site, you can make a virtual visit to each room.
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  • Its a well maintained museum from inside. While from outside, it looks quite old and worn off.. In spite of using google maps, the location was touch to find... U need to climb steps on the interior roads to reach here. The collection of ivory files of bible and ancient paintings are marvellous. Photograph was not allowed!
  • Judging by the previous reviews, the display of the wonderful ivories has been recently refurbished. They are now in smart display cabinets, beautifully lit and with information in Italian and English. There is a room which shows several altenative ideas for the original arrangement of the ivories. If you are arriving by train, get off one stop early at Salerno Duomo - Via Vernieri and the Diocesan Museum is 3 minutes’ walk. Very highly recommended.
  • Wow. The Salerno ivories are an amazing, medieval treasure. I came to Salerno primarily to see these ivories and I was so excited to have the Museo to ourselves with NO crowds to spend time viewing the ivories. I wish there had been more background on where the we're found and the history. There were blank displays with no indication of what was there, which was odd. Also note that there is no heater in the museum, so it is cold in Winter!
  • A sad story. This museum possesses an incomparable collection of twelfth century ivories: really extremely beautiful. And as far as I have seen, also some other medieval pieces of value. The state of maintenance​ however is saddening. Something has to be done urgently.
  • Small but excellent museum on medieval culture and sacred arts. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
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