The exhibit of the Opera del Duomo Museum is located on the second floor of Palazzo Soliano and the building of the Papal Palaces.
The Museum displays documents and papers about the many phases of building the Duomo.
The Opera del Duomo Museum Network – MODO – is based on one of the most important artistic elements in the World: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo), which has in itself the Cappella Nova or of San Brizio Chapel, a place of incredible value and charm with the Luca Signorelli frescoes. The Museo MODO has other places that are worth a visit, including the Sant’Agostino church. The Fabbriceria (organization) has been preserving objects, documents, and pictures for over eight centuries.
Other museums are part of the display system of Museo Modo are:
The Papal Palaces exhibition
Ground Floor: gallery which includes fragments of frescoes of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries related to “great workshop” Orvieto.
First Floor: “Stanza delle Meraviglie”: paintings and sculptures by several artists of the past including Simone Martini, Ippolito Scalza, Cesare Nebbia and Arnolfo di Cambio.
First Floor: “Stanza delle Sinopie” hosts large panels of sinopie of fourteenth-century frescoes in the chapel of the Corporal Duomo, detached during the restoration period (between 1975 and 1980).
Libreria Albèri: set between the Papal Palace and the Cathedral is a decorated space with precious frescoes; this library was built in 1499 to host the Archdeacon Antonio Albèri collection.
This important collection includes over 300 manuscripts and precious ancient books. The reliquary of the Corporale is also exhibited in these rooms of the museum, a marvelous work of goldsmith (made by the artist Ugolino di Vieri) who for years has kept the sacred blood-stained linen of the miracle of Bolsena
Palazzo Soliano: ground floor, a modern art collection of bronze sculptures and other graphics works by Emilio Greco, a famous Sicilian sculptor that also worked on the three bronze doors of the Duomo.
Church of St Agostino: The ancient church of the Augustinian monks is now a an exhibition space run by the Museo and hosts the sculptural statues of the Apostles and the Saints (made between the late sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries).
Church of the Santi Apostoli: a church that hosts an interesting exhibition of the painter Luca Signorelli from Cortona.
Museo Modo Ticket: Euro 4,00
Unique cumulative tickets: Euro 5,00 per person for the Chapel of San Brizio Cathedral, Palace Soliano (Collection Emilio Greek), Papal Palace (Gallery of frescoes, full of wonders, sinopias hall, Library Alberi, Church of St. Agostino (the statues of the Apostles and Saints)
More info: www.opsm.it – www.museomodo.it
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