The collection of works on paper

The Ursulines own a collection of more than 700 works on paper. Of these, a large quantity of prints and engravings were imported from France in the 17th century to serve in the evangelization of young native girls, but also to give a visual support to the individual and collective devotions of the nuns. In the 19th century the collection was expanded with engravings of historical, geographical and academic subjects, as well as prints used for models in drawing and painting classes.