Gandino -Museum of the Ursuline Sisters

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The first section of the Museum (set up in the Convent on Via Castello) tells the story of the Ursuline Sisters through works of art, objects used in daily life, and reconstructed settings and documents.
A second section is dedicated to the missionary thrust of the congregation with materials from various countries in the world, which introduces an original ethnographic element within the visit. A space dedicated to sacred works of art follows, of which the institute has been both purchaser and custodian over the centuries A small yet interesting picture-gallery unites paintings and sculptures from the 15th to the 20th centuries featuring a very rare Madonna della Misericordia (Virgin of Mercy) from the Bergamo area dated the end of the 15th century. Also noteworthy is a Holy Family with Saint Giovannino and Saint Francis of Assisi by Veneto native Paolo Piazza and the Immaculate Mary by painter Francesco Coghetti.

 

Also included in the sculptures is a Madonna in Carrara marble by Bergamo native Benzoni and a wooden “Ecce Homo” sculpture by Pietro Bussolo from the 15th century.
The museum itinerary is not limited to just the exhibition rooms but extends to the entire complex of the ex-Benedictine monastery following the innovative concept of the Diffused Museum. The large inner cloister is an authentic architectural jewel, in addition to the main room, where the relics of numerous saints are kept.
In this place used contemporaneously as a space for prayer and exhibition, there is also a holy body from Rome: the human remains of Saint Clementine Virgin and Martyr.
The conventual church of San Carlo Borromeo and San Mauro concludes the itinerary for the visitor with important works of painting and a cross-section of baroque art in Gandino.
The church also preserves the habit of the saint Father Pio of Pietrelcina.

 

The entire itinerary is accessible to the disabled and bilingual descriptions in Italian and English are provided. The first section of the Museum (set up in the Convent on Via Castello) tells the story of the Ursuline Sisters through works of art, objects used in daily life, and reconstructed settings and documents.
A second section is dedicated to the missionary thrust of the congregation with materials from various countries in the world, which introduces an original ethnographic element within the visit. A space dedicated to sacred works of art follows, of which the institute has been both purchaser and custodian over the centuries A small yet interesting picture-gallery unites paintings and sculptures from the 15th to the 20th centuries featuring a very rare Madonna della Misericordia (Virgin of Mercy) from the Bergamo area dated the end of the 15th century. Also noteworthy is a Holy Family with Saint Giovannino and Saint Francis of Assisi by Veneto native Paolo Piazza and the Immaculate Mary by painter Francesco Coghetti.

 

Also included in the sculptures is a Madonna in Carrara marble by Bergamo native Benzoni and a wooden “Ecce Homo” sculpture by Pietro Bussolo from the 15th century.
The museum itinerary is not limited to just the exhibition rooms but extends to the entire complex of the ex-Benedictine monastery following the innovative concept of the Diffused Museum. The large inner cloister is an authentic architectural jewel, in addition to the main room, where the relics of numerous saints are kept.
In this place used contemporaneously as a space for prayer and exhibition, there is also a holy body from Rome: the human remains of Saint Clementine Virgin and Martyr.

 

The conventual church of San Carlo Borromeo and San Mauro concludes the itinerary for the visitor with important works of painting and a cross-section of baroque art in Gandino.
The church also preserves the habit of the saint Father Pio of Pietrelcina.
The entire itinerary is accessible to the disabled and bilingual descriptions in Italian and English are provided.