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More than 6000 pieces show the Deruta ceramic tradition

The definitive arrangement occupies the ground floor and two upper floors and it is introduced by a learning room. The visit tour shows the various periods of the evolution of Deruta majolica from the archaic production to that of the 20th century.
There are also some thematic areas, such as the reconstruction of an old apothecary, complete collections, and the sections of majolica tiled floors, lusterware and votive plaques. The contemporary section is composed by works from the Multiplo d’Artista in Maiolica and the Premio Deruta exhibitions; the archaeological section, instead, offers a meaningful overview of the main types of pottery produced in ancient times, including  examples of Greek, Italiot, Etrurian and Roman pottery.

A massive metal tower on four levels displaying more than 4500 works is the Museum storage, completely open to the public.

Since 2013, the tour of the museum also includes the San Salvatore archaeological site; the investigation (until 2010) revealed a series of structures dating from the late 1200s to the early 1700s, and it has allowed the discovery of a large number of ceramic pieces.
Today the Museum is connected to the archaeological site by an underground tunnel, creating a unique itinerary, from the ancient kilns to the permanent collections, until the pottery productions of the 20th century, as well as the rooms projected for learning, meeting and exhibition purposes.

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