Civic Museum "G. Barone" of Baranello


in short

Baranello’s Civic Museum “Giuseppe Barone” was inaugurated on 10th October 1897 and is located on the top floor of the former Town Hall on the main square of the town.
The private collection of the architect Giuseppe Barone, was donated to the town council and consists of objects of both ancient and modern art, particularly classical pieces, paintings, ceramics, porcelains, bronzes, coins, glass and other objects of historic and artistic interest.
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Civic Museum "G. Barone" of Baranello

in detail

The Civic Museum “Giuseppe Barone” is from the private collection of the architect  Barone and was set up by the same donor in 1896 on the second floor of the former Town Hall located on Via Santa Maria.
Even after 100 years it has been welcoming visitors, giving an immediate boost to the evidence of the passion and dedication that exists towards art and the long journey that inspired one man from the 19th century to carry out works where study, patience and vision are strongly emphasized.
The architect Barone, with an official act of donation to the Town of Baranello, signed on 11th December 1897 stipulated, in minute detail, that the integrity of the collection was to be protected and safeguarded.
The Civic Museum of  Baranello is divided into two  rooms and includes 1816 artifacts exhibited in 28 wooden display holders arranged according to a criteria which corresponded to the needs and tastes of Barone.
The collection of material is quite varied while at the same time of excellent quality.
There are 43 paintings which you can admire from the walls and which are completely different from each other, ranging from the late 600s to the mid 800s and include the “Magdalen” of the Luca Giordano school, “The Ham Eater” of the Flemish school as well as the works of Pietro Ruiz, Giuseppe Tassone and Giuseppe Palizzi.
The collection of archeological material includes Greek vases of Corinthian and ancient pottery, with red figures and black paint (late sixth and fifth centuries BC) various antefixes and votive statues from the Hellenistic period, fibulae, bronze lance cusps from the eighth century BC found in the archeological site of  Cumo.  The collection also includes snuff boxes, figurines for nativity scenes of exquisite workmanship, sacred vessels, siliceous prehistoric weapons, ivory, crystal and bronze statuettes, and there is also an interesting collection of ceramic and porcelain objects from various Italian factories including Naples, Florence and Venice, but also French, Viennese, as well as Chinese and Japanese porcelain and biscuits from the Royal Factory of Capodimonte from the Charles III and Ferdinand IV epochs.
The hall on the first floor is currently in the process of being renovated and will be used for the preservation and exhibition of the works and also the projects of architect Barone.
Civic Museum "G. Barone" of Baranello
The Civic Museum is housed on the second floor of the former Town Hall building which is in the centre of Baranello. It is a two storey building of an elegant, Florentine style, which together with the raised former Town Hall, was designed by the architect Barone and on which stands a Sundial.
L’ingresso al Museo Civico di Baranello è gratuito / Admission to the Civic Museum of Baranello is free
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Visitor entrance

Civic Museum "G. Barone" of Baranello
Via Santa Maria, 13
86011 Baranello
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Opening Times

ATTENZIONE. Il Museo Civico di Baranello è visitabile su prenotazione ai seguenti numeri telefonici / indirizzi di posta elettronica:
ATTENTION. The Civic Museum of Baranello is open by appointment by contacting the following telephone numbers / email addresses:

0874-460748 (Comunal Library)
0874-460406 (Municipality)

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