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(Greek, πιvακoθηκη; German, Pinakothek; Italian, pinacoteca), a picture gallery.
In antiquity the Athenian Pinakotheke was famous. It was located on the Acropolis and occupied the northern wing of the Propylaea. The name “Pinacotheca” was given to several picture galleries founded in the 19th century, the most famous ones being the Old and New Pinakotheks in Munich and the pinacote cas in Northern and Central Italy (Milan, Turin, Brescia, Lucca, Bologna, and Rome).