Perugia museums: Umbria

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Museum of the "Pietro Vannucci" Academy of Fine Arts. It is located in Piazza San Francesco al Prato. The museum preserves a significant selection of the heritage of the Foundation Academy of Fine Arts.

The collection, which began in the second half of the sixteenth century, includes the gipsoteca, with about 600 plaster casts, among which the giant Ercole Farnese, Il pugilatore Damòsseno, Il Laocoonte, Il Giorno and the Aurora di V. Danti (from Michelangelo), Amore e Psiche and Le Tre Grazie by Antonio Canova (original plaster casts donated by the artist), the Shepherd boy of Bertel Thorvaldsen. 

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