This museum documents the various periods in the Chini family’s involvement in the production of ceramics and glass through its collection of objects in majolica and stoneware, stained glass and preliminary drawings. Since 1999 it has been based in the Villa Pecori Giraldi, the interior of which is decorated with the work of the Chini family, such as San Giorgio che uccide il drago [Saint George Killing the Dragon] by Galileo, which dominates the entrance hall.
The historic sections of the museum tell the story of Galileo Chini and the workshops he set up, the Arte della Ceramica in Florence in 1896 and Le Fornaci di San Lorenzo in Borgo San Lorenzo in 1906, showing how Chini’s style evolved from naturalistic decoration to more abstract designs.
The museum has also created a reconstruction of the manufacturing process and detailed information about how the ceramic and glassware was produced.
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Piazzale Lavacchini 1, Borgo San Lorenzo Tel. (+39) 055 8456230; cell. (+39) 320 0276219 www.museochini.it email@example.com