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Museo regionale interdisciplinare di Messina

Address : Viale della Libertà, 465
Province : Messina  City : Messina
Phone : 090 361292

Opening hours : Chiuso il lunedì. Da martedì a sabato dalle 9 alle 19 (ultimo ingresso 18.30). Domenica e festivi dalle 9 alle 13 (ultimo ingresso alle 12.30)
Ticket full fare :  8,00 €
Ticket reduced fare:  4,00 €
Unique ticket cumulative:  Unique ticket cumulative



Regional Museum of Messina

Administrative structure

The Museum is located on the northern coast of the town, near the Annunziata torrent.
 
The building housing the museum was originally the Barbera-Mellinghoff spinning-mill, a late nineteenth-century construction chosen after the great earthquake of 1908 to be the site of the future museum, which was refurbished and finally opened in 1922. Over the years the building has been considerably restructured in order to guarantee the exhibits the best possible conditions for their preservation; the last major work was carried out in the 1980s. More space will soon be available in a large complex of buildings now being constructed near the present site.
 
The museum illustrates the development of art and culture in Messina from the 12th to the 18th centuries, with outstanding figures such as the renowned artists Antonello da Messina, Girolamo Alibrandi, Polidoro and Caravaggio.
 
The collections. The original collections came from the Museo Civico. After the earthquake in 1908 these were expanded by the addition of paintings, sculptures and precious decorative works from damaged or destroyed buildings, thus creating a collection of paintings and sculptures by internationally known and local artists, together with a variety of other objets d'art.
 
The exhibition. The museum was reorganized and re-arranged in 1984 on historicistic principles: each area contains the most important works of the same period, regardless of their typological class.
The exhibition rooms are distributed around a tree-lined court with four portals of remarkable architectural interest taken from churches in Messina.
 
 
Rooms 1-2 works of the Norman-Swabian period
Rooms 3-4 sculptures and paintings of the 15th and 16th c.
The St Gregory Polyptych by Antonello da Messina is in Room 4
Rooms 5-8 Paintings, sculptures, funerary monuments and works of decorative art of the 16th c.
Scylla by G. A. Montorsoli is in Room 6
Rooms 9-11 Seventeenth-century art and culture.
Works by Caravaggio are in Room 10
Room 12 Eighteenth-century art and culture in Messina
Room 13 "The treasury" silversmithry, cribs, church ornaments, pottery
 

Sede Museo Regionale di Messina

Museo Regionale di Messina

Century

Typology

Artists and schools

The museum exhibits 200 items

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12th-13th
Mosaics
Paintings
Sculpture
Greek-Sicilian atelier, Byzantine craftsmen
 
Master of Saints Placido and Benefacto
 
Gandolfo
1 Enthroned Madonna and Child and Donor, mosaic, Greek-Sicilian atelier
2 Head of Apostle (St Peter?), fragment of mosaic, unknown Byzantine artist
3 Praying Madonna, marble, slab, unknown Bizantine artist
4 St Placido, painting on wood, Master of Saints Placido and Benefacto
1 Madonna in trono col Bambino e monaco offerente, mosaico, bottega siculo-greca
1

2 Testa di apostolo (S.Pietro?), frammento di mosaico, Ignoto bizantino
2

3 Madonna orante, lastra marmorea, Ignoto bizantino
3

4 S. Placido, dipinto su tavola, Maestro dei Santi Placido e Benefacto
4
14th
Paintings
 
Sculpture
Unknown masters
 
Goro di Gregorio
1 Madonna and Child flanked by St Agata and St Bartolomeo, painting on wood, unknown artist
2 Madonna of the Crippled, marble, Goro di Gregorio, 1333
1 Madonna col Bambino tra S. Agata e S.Bartolomeo, dipinto su tavola, Ignoto
1

2 Madonna degli Storpi, marmo, Goro di Gregorio, 1333
2
15th
Paintings
Sculpture
Antonello da Messina,
Anonymous master of Antonello da Messina's school, Anonymous master of Antonello da Messina's school
(Salvo d'Antonio?), Antonello de Saliba, Master of the legent of
St Lucy (?), Colijn de Coter, Henri Met de Bles "Il Civetta"
Francesco Laurana,Atelier of Andrea
della Robbia
1 Enthroned Madonna and Child flanked by St Gregory and St Benedict, painting on wood, Antonello da Messina, 1473 (signed and dated)
2 Pietà with the Symbols of the Passion, painting on wood, Master of the Legend of St Lucy (?)
3 Madonna and Child, marble, Francesco Laurana and assistants
4 Crucifix, polychrome wood, unknown artist
1 Madonna in trono col Bambino tra S. Gregorio e S. Benedetto, dipinto su tavola, Antonello da Messina, 1473 (firm. e dat.)
1

2 Piet e simboli della Passione, dipinto su tavola, Maestro della leggenda di S. Lucia (?)
2
3 Madonna col Bambino, marmo, Francesco Laurana e aiuti
3

4 Crocifisso, legno policromo, Ignoto
4
16th
Paintings
Sculpture
Decorative art (majolica)
Girolamo Alibrandi,Vincenzo Catena,Polidoro da Caravaggio, Mariano Riccio,Deodato Guinaccia,Stefano Giordano,Alessandro Allori
Antonello Gagini,
Giovan Angelo Montorsoli, Rinaldo Bonanno,
 
Workshops of Castel Durante, Venice, Urbino
1 The Adoration of the Shepherds, painting on wood, Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio
2 Scylla, marble, Giovan Angelo Montorsoli
3 Madonna dell'Itria, painting on wood, Alessandro Allori, 1590 (signed and dated)
4 St Peter, painting on wood, Girolamo Alibrandi
1 Adorazione dei pastori, dipinto su tavola, Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio
1

2 Scilla, marmo, Giovan Angelo Montorsoli
2
3 Madonna dell'Itria, dipinto su tavola, Alessandro Allori, 1590, (firm. e dat.)
3

4 S. Pietro, dipinto su tavola, Girolamo Alibrandi
4
17th
Paintings
Michelangelo Merisi
da Caravaggio, Filippo Paladini,Alonzo Rodriguez,Mario Minniti, Mattia Stomer, Antonio Barbalonga Alberti,
Domenico Marolì,
Giovan Battista Quagliata,
Mattia Preti,
Agostino Scilla
1 The Adoration of the Shepherds, painting on canvas, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
2 St Peter meets St Paul, painting on canvas, Alonzo Rodriguez
3 Mary the Immaculate, painting on canvas, Giovan Battista Quagliata
1 Adorazione dei pastori, dipinto su tela,Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
1 open

2 Incontro dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, dipinto su tela, Alonzo Rodriguez
2
3 Immacolata, dipinto su tela, Giovan Battista Quagliata
3

18th
Paintings
Decorative art (marble inlays, silversmithry, cribs, church ornaments, pottery)
Filippo Tancredi,Giovanni Tuccari,Sebastiano Conca Marble craftsmen from Messina,
Domenico Biondo, Letterio Paladino, Antonio Martinez, Francesco Donia
1 Visitation, painting on canvas, Filippo Tancredi
2 Inlay with floral decoration, marbles, semi-precious stones, glasswork, craftsmen from Messina
3 Altar facing with Madonna of Montalto, silver, Antonio Martinez
4 Berlin coach of the Messina Senate, carved and gilded wood, Domenico Biondo, Letterio Paladino
1 La visitazione, dipinto su tela, Filippo Tancredi
1

 

2 Tarsie con decorazioni floreali, marmi, pietre dure, paste vitree, maestranze messinesi
2
3 Paliotto con la Madonna di Montalto, argento, Antonio Martinez
3

 

4 Berlina del Senato messinese, legno intagliato e dorato, Domenico Biondo, Letterio Paladino
4
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