The Gipsoteca, the collection of plaster moulds from Ancient, Classical and Renaissance
original works, owned by Ferdinando Marinelli Jr., is one of the treasures of the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli.
Thanks to this collection, the Foundry is able to produce its famous bronzes and
marbles identically to the masterpieces from which they originate.
The Gipsoteca was established during the first half of the 20th century. The founder of the
Fonderia, Ferdinando Marinelli Sr., dedicated part of his time to creating these casts directly
from the masterpieces themselves, which was still possible at that time.
Nowadays, Ferdinando Marinelli Jr., continues to enrich the collection when the appropriate authorities permit working on the original sculptures for the purpose of producing museum-grade posthumous castings in bronze.