ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM "GIOVANNI PODENZANA"

VIA DEL PRIONE 156 (La Spezia)


Oggi: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM


2 10 °


The ethnographic museum, entitled at the ethnographer, naturalist, musician Giovanni Podenzana (1864-1943)? hosted by 2005 in the new headquarters of the former 15th-century oratory of St. Bernardino, in the historical center of La Spezia. More than 3500 ethno-anthropological objects collected in the late 800 and early ' 900 relate the traditions and usages of the community? statue Museum (from the 18th to the 20th century) and the native cultures of Oceania, New Guinea, the Americas, China, Japan and Africa (19th century). Formed at the end of the full 800 positivism within "Museums" of La Spezia, the great etnoantropologica collection was also a naturalist and non-European local section, a historical section-Risorgimento and a section of physical anthropology. Considered one of pi? important in Italy by type and variety? materials, offers to the public today a revamped exhibition, with a synthetic vision of society but documented? historical Lunigiana, rural traditions, oral ritualit? Magic-and his protective clothing, deepened through an important section dedicated to costumes and the weaving loom.


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