Project Description

THE NAIL MUSEUM

The Nail Museum is located inside Giannozzi Palace, ancient patrician residence, today center of some artisans’ shops. It displays a unique and funny collection of nails of all shapes, from all times and ages. Inside there are also tools for woodworking, anecdotes, stories and drawings related to the many trades in which the nails play a key role.

This collection was built up over decades of activity by the carpenter and artist Giancarlo Masini, known as “Beppe Chiodo”, who had his workshop in Certaldo Alto.

In 1994, in his honor, it was entitled “The Golden Nail”, an award that is given each year to an artist symbol of the event “Mercantia”.