The Museum created from Frederick Stibbert (1838-1906) constitutes a rare example of nineteenth-century museum of acclimatization: the preparation of every knows was studied it in order to evoke the atmosphere of the age and the places of origin of the works, and the restructure of the villa of Montughi was entrusted to the greater architects and decorators of the time who realized one house-museum of great suggestion.
Stibbert was man of great culture and skillful financier, that it exercised a determining role on the market European antiquarian. The collections reflect its interest for the history and the customs of various people and comprise crews, armors, customs, painted objects of furnishings and applied art, tapestries and from the 1500's to the 1800's.
The more meaningful section is that one than you arm and armors with European origin, Middle Eastern and Japanese. Of particular scenografico effect it is Knows it it of the Raid by horseback, where they are lines up to natural largeness European knights and Muslims to you. Of large pregio also the collection of customs, totally visible yield for before the time thanks to the recent preparation of the Wing North. My museum ", as it called it, “than me costs huge sums of money, many cures and hards work”, were left for its will to the citta of Florence.
The Museum is hour managed from one Foundation, instituted for testamentary will of same Stibbert. It left all its museale patrimony in first request the British Nation, and in case of renunciation to the City of Florence that subentrò in fact to the first legatario.
The obligation, punctually acquitted, was to maintain the collections in the place and in atmospheres for they it thinks to you and to open the Museum to the public for the acquaintance of the students and the education of the young people.