The building that has housed the Museo della Grafica (Graphics Art) since 2007, contains interesting painted wall decorations from the middle ages and showcases the construction work and tastes through the centuries of the Lanfranchi family, the longest lasting owners and inhabitants of this building (1539-1802). In 1952 palazzo Lanfranchi was taken over by Pisa Town Hall who renovated it. The object of work was to recover the layers of structural and decorative elements and required the much criticized removal of certain parts of the building (for example, the plaster finish on the façade), althoughthere was also praise for revealing the hidden medieval wall decorations, previously invisible.

The Museo della Grafica contains one of the most important public collections of contemporary prints and engravings, the nucleus of which is the previous Pisa University Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe founded in 1957 by Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti.

Gifts from artists and donations from scholarly collectors, suchas the scientist and historian of sciences Sebastiano Timpanaro and the historian and art critic Giulio Carlo Argan, the engravings and drawings are a valuable and rare treasure, enhanced in 1967 by the Calcografia Nazionale’s bestowal in perpetual storage of a consistent number of engravings. Finally, the documents sector with thousands of documents, leaflets, brochures, testimonies and tributes from artists connected in various ways with this institution, also keeps a substantial corpus of analogical and digital photographs.

Exhibitions inspired by the collection concern themes of general interest and are supported by conferences and workshops, also for schools.

Info about opening times, guided visits and tickets : see below

Pisa | Museo della Grafica

– Opening time (Winter, Summer)
Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Closed: 1st and 6th January,  15th August, 24th December (closing time at 1.00 pm);  25th December, 31th December (closing time at 1.00 pm)

Tickets (individuals, groups, reductions)
Full € 9,00 : Reduced  € 7,00
Reductions for some categories, not cumulative

Free admittance
Students of Tusan Universities (with student card) *
Under 18, journalists, disabled people with guide, tourist guides, teachers with Edumuseicard

Guided visits only on reservation from 8 to 25 people
€ 2,50  + entrance ticket
School workshops (cost for each child) € 3,50
Family workshop in the week end (cost for each child) € 6,00

Info(+39) 050 2216060