House / Museum Ivan Bruschi
Housed in the fourteenth-century Palace of the captain of the people , in front of the Parish Church of Santa Maria, the house-museum dedicated to Ivan Bruschi, famous Arezzo antiquarian inventor and animator of the Arezzo Antique Fair. The house-museum displays the rich collection left by Bruschi at the end of the twentieth century.
Visiting this museum is equivalent to making a journey through time and space , visiting periods and places near and far: the objects on display are the most diverse, by dating, place of origin and type. The collection was started by Bruschi in the ’60s and was gradually enriched, with purchases of both other collections and individual pieces on antiquarian markets.
It consists of about ten thousand pieces and includes a precious selection of furniture, paintings, sculptures, books, glass, ceramics, silverware, jewelry, tools and coins ranging from prehistory to the present day. The rooms of the building are, as the many coats of arms visible on the façade, showcased as one of the most important and representative public buildings of the late Middle Ages.