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Piazza Corrias, 09170 Oristano - Tel: 0783 791262 - info@antiquariumarborense.it

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The Antiquarium Arborense

The Antiquarium Arborense

The Antiquarium Arborense, founded in 1938, is the most important museum in the province of Oristano, dedicated to the famous scholar from Oristano Giuseppe Pau: it shows a large number of archaeological finds which date back to different ages (Neolithic, Nuragic, Punic and Roman period), coming from the city of Tharros and the Sinis Peninsula.
The Museum houses an important picture gallery, with the surviving panels of three retables (painted multi-panel altarpieces): the retable of Saint Martin (15th century), the retable of the Holy Christ (1533, by Pietro Cavaro from Cagliari) and the retable of the Councillors of Oristano (1565, by Antioco Mainas from Cagliari). 
On the first floor there are the plastic model of Tharros (4th century AD) and the plastic model of Oristano (14th century AD) during the age of the Giudicati, when the city was defended by imposing walls.

The Antiquarium Arborense is the only museum in Sardinia with a section for blind and visually impaired people, with the most beautiful manufactures of the museum and the reproductions of valuable artefacts of Oristano’s cultural heritage. The artefacts, made of different materials (ceramic, plaster, bronze, wood and marble), are chronologically ordered and information is available in large print, audio and Braille formats.  

 

 

Highlights

Saver ticket for the best attractions of Oristano

Oristano-Biglietto-Unico 22/06/2018 Visiting Oristano for a day or more? Buy our saver ticket which gives you entry to the most important attractions of the city: Museum Antiquarium Arborense, Pinacoteca Comunale "Carlo Contini", Tower of Portixedda and Museo Diocesano...

Temporary exhibition "Goya. The calligraphic secret"

locandina goya 23/06/2018 Unexhibited drawings of the great master of Spanish painting Francisco Goya on display at the Antiquarium Arborense. The mystery of truths not yet revealed in the extraordinary exhibition "Goya. The calligraphic secret", by the art ambassador Anna Sanna and the Goya expert Daniel Josè Carrasco De Jaime. Two masterpieces, the "Portrait of Don Miguel Cayetano Soler" and "Iam Tandem Italiae Fugientes Prendimus Oras", will be on display at the Antiquarium Arborense until 30th September 2018...

"Carlo Alberto archaeologist in Sardinia. The false Sardinian-Phoenician idols"

IMG_8078 20/06/2018 From 6th April 2018 until 7th February 2019 the archaeological collection of the Antiquarium Arborense is enriched by the presence of the temporary exhibition "Carlo Alberto archaeologist in Sardinia. The false Sardinian-Phoenician idols"...

Exhibition of plastic models of "Schirru Collection"

In Civitate Aristanis - locandina 22/06/2018 The exhibition "In civitate Aristanis" exposes several plastic models of walls, towers and doors of Oristano during the medieval period, when the city was the capital of the Giudicato d'Arborea...

Services

Guided tour in the historical centre of Oristano

Guided tour in the historical centre of Oristano
It is a yourney in the world of history, culture and traditions of Oristano: churches, country churches and sanctuaries that date back to the age of the Giudicati and Spanish dominion, but also monuments and medieval wall's remains with two perfectly preserved towers

Tactile museum

Tactile museum
The tactile museum was inaugurated in 2009. In this section, blind and visually impaired people can touch the most beautiful manufactures of the museum and the reproductions of valuable artefacts of Oristano’s cultural heritage

Plastic models: Tharros in the 4th century and Oristano capital of the Giudicato d'Arborea


After the abandonment of Tharros (1070), the city of Oristano became the capital of the Giudicato of Arborea (11th century-1410). The people of Tharros, sick of continuous menaces and incursions of Saracen pirates, decided to move towards the interior, in a safer place: so they arrived in Oristano, inhabited since the Byzantine age

Multimedia devices of the Antiquarium Arborense


The Antiquarium Arborense offers a wide range of multimedia devices, 3D images and augmented reality applications

The medieval tower of Portixedda

The medieval tower fo Portixedda
The medieval tower of Portixedda is one of the few remains of the old city walls. The original square-plan tower was built in the 13th century, but the present circular tower dates back to the period of Spanish dominion

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