Collection Oberti

More than 500 works from the 16th to the 19th century...

Collection Georges OBERTI

The Corsicana collection was acquired in 1992 before the opening of the Museum of Corsica from Georges Oberti (1913-2002), a native of Muro in the Balagne region and deputy director of the Museums of France.

Composed of more than 500 works (drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, postcards and old books), it covers a period from the 16th to the 19th century and was the starting point of the collections of images of Corsica.

Collector, historian (he published a book on Pascal Paoli illustrated with pieces of his collection) and great art lover, Georges Oberti is also a correspondent of the Institute for Fine Arts and a fervent defender of xylography in France. He was for a long time president of the Jean Chieze association (wood engraver who died in 1975) founded in 1977 by the master engraver Albert Decaris and wrote the catalog of the Jean Chieze Retrospective, an exhibition organized in 1977 by Jeanine Serafini, then curator of the Bastia Museum of Ethnography