A one-of-a-kind museum, in a building that was used as a public slaughterhouse from the end of the 19th century up to recent times, has at its central theme not a series of touchable objects, but above all an idea. The museum route, in fact, proposes a reasoning that, taking inspiration from the meanings taken of the word “landscape”, aims to use this to make the visitor think about the transformations of the world and the way in which man can read the world itself. This is possible for the peculiar nature of the landscape: a concept that indicating together “the thing” and “the image of the thing”, makes one think about a relationship that is at the very origin of Western thought: that between reality and its representation.
The exhibition itinerary avails itself with single cases of landscapes, chosen among the most significant ones and the majority of which come from the province of Siena: and so the provincial territory becomes the occasion for a discussion that is, in any case, universal. The museum includes an archaeological section kept by the Tuscan Archaeolocial Superintendency and by the Castelnuovo Association for Historical and Artistic Archaeological Research - ACRASA.
Article edited by the Province of Siena