Marino Marini is the name of the founder of the museum. He donated many works to Comune di Firenze, which situated the museum in the deconsecrated Church of San Pancrazio. It contains twohundred works of contemporary art, arranged on different levels. Every level has sculpture, bronzes and works in cement, while on different level one finds, pictures, drawing, plaster and painting.
The entire preparation of the museum, from lighting to materials, was choosen by Marini who gave a rare effect of armony between works and the external structure.