Founded in 1984, thanks to the Danish art critic and photographer Jette Muhlendorph, the museum documents the activity of the sculptors who come from all over the world to create their own works in the city’s marble workshops and bronze foundries.
It is a unique institution of its kind and is a direct reflection of that typical craft of the Apuan and Versilia areas — sculpture. Housed in the sixteenth-century convent of Sant’Agostino, the museum explains the process involved in creating works in marble and bronze and documents the artists’ work.
The collection has brought together over 600 sketches and models — prevalently plaster casts — by Italian and foreign artists whose finished works are found in museums, collections and parks all around the world. In the separate venue in Via Marconi is a large educational atelier, equipped for projections and workshop activities.
Complesso di Sant’Agostino
Via Sant’Agostino 1, Pietrasanta
Tel. (+39) 0584 795500
Via Marzocco, 1 – Pietrasanta