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Pottery Museum

What to see in Trequanda, Siena, Tuscany


Hosted in the Palazzo Pretorio, the Museum of terracotta in the locality of Petroio, in the village of Trequanda in Tuscany, contains collections of a very important heritage for its community. Ancient artifacts worked in terracotta, documentation on traditional methods of processing of the material, the connection between the past and present with illustrations of new technical changes with their new creative outlets. The conservatività some forms, such as for example the lavers a time used especially for laundry and now only for plants of lemons, dialogs with the innovation of modern design. Inside the museum space was cut for temporary exhibitions with the function of widening the discussion on the terracotta, stressing the plasticity of the material and showing its potential in the field of artistic expression. The Museum returns to the territory as large container not only of ancient terracotta irremovable as some "madonnini" or characteristics gutters of some houses, but also of modernity. A special agreement with the concai of the area will allow the visit also to modern plants of clay working. Tradition and innovation will be the terms of a dialog that will unite exhibition moments different, in this way the Museum will not only be a dusty container, but a place designed to combine past and present to cultural aspects and different economic. November-march Saturday 15-18 Sunday 10.30-13/15-18 on reservation the other days April-october saturday and sunday 10.30-13/16-19 on reservation the other days admission to free offer.

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