Launched in 1978, the Municipal gallery of Corfu has hosted a rich collection from local artists of the island. All the visitors may find masterpieces from the collections of Samartzis and Aglaia Papa, as well as Phillipos Makotsis and Nikolaos Ventouras. As for the actual masterpieces on display, they come from the 19th century. This is where most notable artists flourished in Corfu, including Haralambos Pachis, Pavlos Prossalendis Jr, Angelos Giallinas, Vicentios Boccaciampis, S. Skarvelis, Lyk. Koyevinas and G. Samartxis.