The Abbey has been restored several times in order to preserve its original splendor.

The Museum’s exhibits are divided into rooms that display works of art from churches in the Archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola; parchments touched by famous emperors, popes, or other historical figures (including Charlemagne, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, Matilde of Canossa, and Pope Julius II); invaluable religious and historical artefacts; reliquaries, illuminate books and manuscripts; and paintings that belong to the Abbey.