The collection in its present state is a beginning. Greco-Roman antiquity was chosen as a starting point. Despite many changes in the course of centuries, Classical art remains the frame of reference of Western art, which, whatever it does, does so with awareness of conforming or dissenting. The collection has since branched out into the cultures of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East, and delved into Early Christian and Medieval art. It encompasses both original artefacts and replicas of pieces from major collections around the world.
Both replica and original works of art are organized into cultural/temporal periods. Pottery and other such objects and implements are also sorted according to their respective periods. There is a separate category for the Museum's coin collection.
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