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MUSAP is the museum that grows with its visitors. Through MUSAP, the Foundation conducts its activities thanks to small gestures that can do a lot. Voluntary contributions from the public and the destination of the 5xmille are precious gestures for the life of MUSAP and for the donors themselves.

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MUSAP is the museum that grows with its visitors.

Through MUSAP, the Foundation conducts its activities thanks to small gestures that can do a lot.

The contributions volunteers from the audience and the destination of the 5xmille gestures are valuable for the life of MUSAP and for the same donors.

In fact, as required by law, those who support culture enjoy important tax benefits according to current regulations. 

You can participate in the life of MUSAP by supporting the Foundation with the destination of your 5xmille or with a donation, even symbolic In this way you will help us:

  • Support the restoration of preserved works
  • Computerize and promote the Museum, making it increasingly accessible to tourists and citizens
  • Preserve and enhance the heritage for the benefit of the community . 
  • Continue to organize exhibitions, events, concerts, training courses, educational scholarships for children.

Fondazione Circolo Artistico

MUSAP – Museo Artistico Politecnico is the new multi-purpose and smart museum vehicle, created by the Foundation "Circolo Artistico Politecnico" of Naples for the conservation, implementation and enhancement of the Artistic and Cultural Heritage donated to the Territory by the Founding Members of the more than one hundred year old Institution.

MUSAP it is the place of testimony of the passion, availability, commitment and constancy towards the art and culture of the Territory on the part of the members of the noble and over one hundred year old institution. Located in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Zapata, in Naples, Piazza Trieste e Trento 48, in the "Quadrilateral of Wonders", from Castel Nuovo, from the Galleria Umberto I, from the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, from Castel dell'Ovo and from Palazzo Reale and adjacent Teatro San Carlo, offers citizens, tourists, scholars, researchers and enthusiasts its precious multipurpose collection: picture gallery, library, photo library, document archive, period furnishings and instruments. All tastefully arranged in the architectural setting of the time. 600 works, including paintings, sculptures and graphic works; 5500 portraits and photographic images; 6000 ancient and modern volumes, two tens of thousands of archive finds, mostly unpublished, allow us to reconstruct the life of the arts in Naples from the first half of the nineteenth century to today.



The Museum boasts a vast collection of works of art created by numerous artists of national and international fame, including Vincenzo Caprile, Giuseppe De Sanctis, Vincenzo Gemito, Francesco Jerace, Giuseppe Renda and Eugenio Viti, which allows the visitor to retrace the currents art that characterized Naples from the late nineteenth to the first half of the twentieth century: from Verismo to Liberty, from the Secession to the so-called "return to order", up to some avant-garde experimentation of the second half of the twentieth century.


The Photo Library includes a collection of over 5,500 artifacts, including portraits and photographic images, which show the numerous illustrious people who have frequented and, with their professionalism, made this venue famous and incomparable. At the same time, they tell of the many artistic, cultural and goliardic moments experienced within this extraordinary institution built on December 22, 1888. The photographic finds are partly exposed to the public, in the room called "Sacristy", while the rest are in available to visitors and scholars, upon request for consultation.

The Library, dedicated to the partner Ferdinando Russo, was inaugurated in 1988 on the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of the "Neapolitan Society of Artists". It boasts a collection of over 5,500 volumes dedicated to law, science, economics, psychology, customs and of course art, partly in valuable editions. The volumes, cataloged in SBN (National Library System), are freely accessible to the public and scholars during the opening days of the office.


Established in 1991, the Historical Archive preserves a heritage of indisputable value for the history of the Institution, the driving force of art and culture in Naples. For the historical value of the documents, in 2011, the Mibact - Archival Superintendency of Campania, coordinated all the phases of its reorganization and cataloging and, due to the recognized peculiar nature of the rare and precious documentary collection, conferred the status of the Archive of «Historical Archive of particularly important historical interest». The collection holds about twenty thousand units, made up of historical documents, musical scores and magazines collected during the long activity of the Foundation.

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