The works cover a wide chronological span from the sixteenth century till the early nineteenth century. Important Genoese paintings, with painful sacred themes dated 1600, are added to other ones which are related to many geographical areas . In 1901 Father Bernardo D’Andermatt , Order’s General Superior , adopted a strong measure which permanently bound the collection over the Convent and prohibited the sale, the removal or the mutation without the Order’s authorization. The paintings were placed inside the Church and inside the connected convent, creating an unusual artistic frame to the strict monastic Franciscans’ life ; the monks inventoried all the paintings and ensured the integrity of the works until the 50s of the last century, when a indispensable, conservative and a more suitable location were necessary, due to an increasing interest of the public and of the art experts. Contacts between the Monks’ Order and the Fine Arts Office Department in Piedmont were taken to start a collaboration of protection; In 1967 Father Ugolino, Superior of the Convent, was able to stimulate the public opinion and the local Institutions to attend to the case ; as a matter of fact, a “Committee for the reorganization and the arrangement of the Art Gallery” was established in Voltaggio, supported by its Mayor and by local representatives too. This allowed the restoration of the paintings and the creation of an expositive area near the church. In 1971, the nineteenth-century sides of the cloister were restored and used, creating two new modern exhibition areas (south and west) where the most important works were placed. The new Art Gallery was born: visitors can admire the improved area, integrated with new paintings, restored in recent times. Nowadays, different improvements are made to use the convent as a museum for the complete collection of works.