Museo di Storia Naturale Giancarlo Ligabue

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Venice has its roots in one of the più important Venetian museums. L’ building itself and the nineteenth-century naturalistic collections of propertyà Municipal fact formed part of the Museum collection and Correr, itself derived from the private collection of the Venetian patrician Teodoro Correr . This was organized in“ three rooms and about twenty rooms” in his house, including San Zandegolà and Fontego of the Turks was composed of many“ manuscripts, prints, paintings, books, branches, wood, silver, ivory, seals, conj, weapons, antiquesà ;, objects of natural history and numismatic&rdquo ;. All these materials were collected from Correr during his life and made accessible to scholars and writers which he himself as a guide, two days a week. When he died in 1830, leaving the collections with the’&rsquo Ca building testament to the City of Venice; Correr and substantial financial resources, with the precise clause to make it a civic museum open to the public, which takes place in 1836, and keep and even increase them ulteriormente.Nasce così Civico Correr Museum and Collection , which quickly grows either through gifts and bequests of Venetian nobles and rich people with purchases financed by the substances of the same Correr.È at this stage that starts l’ increase in the natural history collections, sooner rather limited. In addition to small extemporaneous gifts must be added the important and voluminous collections of N. Contarini (1849), G. Miani (1862), A.P. Ninni (a first batch in 1876, other material in subsequent periods), G. Zanardini (around 1878) and G.B. Spinelli (1880). Soon more space is required, perci memorize options the City acquires and restores the Fontego of the Turks where they are transferred almost all materials, except naturalistic exhibits that are on display at home Correr. In 1920 the fame and l’ importance of the Civic Museum are such, and the così materials; substantial, that it is decided to transfer in Piazza San Marco, near the Royal Palace and part of the New Procuratie. It has soì the definitive separation of historic-artistic collections from those natural and ethnographic; When the Fontego of Turks remains free in fact, l’ engineer Giorgio Silvio Coen proposed to transfer you l’ establishing the Museum of Natural History that would bring together the various scientific collections existing in Venice, and in particular those of the Correr Museum of’ Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts, the private collection of Count Alessandro Pericle Ninni and other minor. Since 1923 l’è building; then headquarters of the Natural History Museum in Venice.


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Santa Croce 1730
30135 Venezia


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