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The Museum is right next to the City Hall Library, it was the Saint Jerome Jesuit Convent in the 1500’s, it also belonged to the Order of Discalced Carmelites until the end of the 1600’s.The inaugural year coincided with the demolition of the nearby church, the divestiture of the Carmelites convent. The museum internal spaces were divided depending on the works exhibited, there is an archeological section, a picture gallery and the City Hall Gallery of Modern Art.


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The construction of the Church and the Convent of Santa Caterina, today the main seat of the Civic Museums of Treviso, began in 1346 in the area of ​​the city that once housed the Palazzo dei Da Camino, demolished by the fury of the people in 1318. Construction of the Church was completed only at the end of the 1300s due to numerous suspensions. The Chapel of the Innocents (named in memory of the innocents sacrificed by Herod) was added to the complex of Santa Caterina, which is supposed to have been part of the construction of the pre-existing Palazzo. Since then, its use, in the span of history, changed many times, passing from the Church of the Convent of the Servants of Mary, dedicated to St. Catherine, in the seat of other religious orders. Inside the church are still preserved remarkable frescoes, including also by Tomaso da Modena, the best known of which is that dated 1358, depicting Santa Caterina, holding a model of Treviso in his hand (the words in Latin pronounced by the Saint who intercedes for the salvation of the city), in addition to the wonderful cycle of the stories of S. Orsola.


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The Museum of Sacred Art is located in perhaps the oldest part of the city, the Canonica Vecchie, the seat of the canons of the Cathedral. Open around the end of the 1900s, today it is divided into three levels characterized by different periods; the archaeological section, on the ground floor, houses finds of funerary origin, ancient documents of the Vatican Council and the statue of the patron saint of Treviso, San Liberale. The most impressive part of the museum is the Goldsmith’s shop, characterized by ancient finds of the Cathedral of Treviso such as the silver liturgical books and some marble sculptures that decorated the cathedral. The top floor is enriched by the fabrics that made up the tunics of the bishops of the time, including those of Pius X, originally from Treviso. An example of the ancient evidence of the origins of the Christian cult in Treviso is represented by the early Christian mosaic of via Canoniche. The interpretation of these archaeological remains (IV century AD) still remains controversial today. The most reliable hypothesis is that they refer to a pre-existing building probably with thermal functions, later used as a baptistery. The paving is polychrome and at the center is believed to be the baptismal font where the new believer was baptized by immersion. In the mosaic there are marine elements such as fish representing the figure of Jesus, dolphins, tridents, but also the peacock, symbol of eternal life and the head of a young man, with a bunch of grapes, symbol of autumn and perhaps of Bacchus.