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MAT in Clusone

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In the past, watches didn’t exist. There was the “onion”, kept in the pocket and it was a mirage for many. How did people know what time it was? Thanks to public watches, almost always in the main tower of the city so that everyone could see them.

In the 17th century painted branch of Palazzo Marinoni Barca, you can visit a peculiar museum that keeps, along with the works of local artists, a rare collection of mechanisms used for clock towers. This to testimony the high level of technology reached by our ancestors. Enter the time machine! 


MAT doesn’t only have mechanisms used for watches, but also works from private collections of the families in Clusone and local artists.

Among the most important name there is Giacomo Manzù, who lived in the city during the Second World War, and Attilio Nani, with a series of portraits and embossed works.

You’ll be astonished by the softness of the works by Manzù in the MAT, marked by the search of the inner self, looking to transform daily thoughts into plastic realization, very sensitive to light. 

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In the past, watches didn’t exist. There was the “onion”, kept in the pocket and it was a mirage for many. How did people know what time it was? Thanks to public watches, almost always in the main tower of the city so that everyone could see them.

In the 17th century painted branch of Palazzo Marinoni Barca, you can visit a peculiar museum that keeps, along with the works of local artists, a rare collection of mechanisms used for clock towers. This to testimony the high level of technology reached by our ancestors. Enter the time machine! 


MAT doesn’t only have mechanisms used for watches, but also works from private collections of the families in Clusone and local artists.

Among the most important name there is Giacomo Manzù, who lived in the city during the Second World War, and Attilio Nani, with a series of portraits and embossed works.

You’ll be astonished by the softness of the works by Manzù in the MAT, marked by the search of the inner self, looking to transform daily thoughts into plastic realization, very sensitive to light.