The Museo Matris Domini is housed in the oldest section of the Dominican convent of the same name, situated in the city centre of Bergamo
. It is administered by the nuns of the foundation.
The museum preserves a series of 13th and 14th Century frescoes which were uncovered in a 1973 restoration of what was thought to have been the old refectory and a small church within the monastery. The reappearance of these paintings was highly significant as they are amongst the earliest surviving examples of wall painting in the province of Bergamo and indeed in Lombardy
as a whole.
The stained glass windows
The Museum also has a group of beautiful polychrome glass windows, oculi, dating from the 14th century and originally from the apse of the sanctuary.
Amongst the five windows, the largest is one depicting the Virgin with the Infant Child.