The Accademia Carrara has a rich heritage, with various types of works.

The largest collection is that of paintings, covering a considerable period of time, from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. The sculptures are limited in number but of great interest, particularly those of the Baroque period.

Together with the paintings and sculptures, which are the stars of the visit, there is also a splendid collection of drawings and prints, as well as a fine collection of decorative arts, with small bronzes, medals, fans, porcelain, pewter, and gold and silverware.

The Museum’s ancient collections also include the historic library and archive.