Museo del Territorio Biellese

Museo Civico Del Territorio Biellese

The Museum of the Territory of Biella It opened in’ current home of’ former Convent of San Sebastian, in 2001. The museum houses the civic collections, starting in the second halfà dell’ nineteenth century, they went enriching to the present day, through findings on the territory, donations, bequests and deposits. L’ diverse heritage museum allowed to articulate the visitor route through the Paleontological sections, Archeology, Egyptian , Pre-Columbian and Historical-artistic. the section Paleontological illustrates how up to 2 and a half million years ago, the sea covered large areas of Biella making a node with“ Moving on’ water; whose undisputed starè the canoe of monossile età Roman, discovered in Bertignano pond. In the great hall that houses the archaeological collections, a chronological path, divided into moreù salt, develops over time from prehistory to the Middle Ages: from the early historic finds from Viverone and Burcina, the history of exploitation of aurifodine Bessa by the Celts before and the Romans then, up to the Roman necropolis of Biella and Cerrione, with its gravestones in leponzio, leading to the Medieval section where we highlight the discoveries on Mount Rubello that tell of Fra’ Dolcino. Upon completion of the archaeological heritage two major sections, the result of donations from illustrious Biella: the Egyptian room, which is closely linked to two famous citizens Biella, Corradino Sella and Ernesto Schiaparelli, which preserves and enhances, among others, the mummy of Taaset and its magnificent wooden sarcophagus, and the Pre-Columbian Cultures room, the result of the donation of’ entrepreneur from Biella Ugo Canepa. The finds belong to the cultures that flourished in Mesoamerica, in Inetrmedia (Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua) and the Andean territories before the arrival of the Conquistadores and provides an insight into life knowledge and habits of ethnic cultural teams stationed in the territories which currently to go from Mexico toù ;, since I millennium BC the Hispanic conquest. The visit continues with the historical and artistic collections. In the great hall on the first floor, from pictorial evidence of the twelfth century,è You can follow the’ evolution of figurative and local collectors taste culture with works from the sixteenth più illustrious vercellesi shops and paintings of Caravaggio or eighteenth-century Venetian school. The nineteenth century collections and twentieth centuries, the result of private donations, allow to present the Piedmontese landscape painting with remarkable paintings by Antonio Fontanesi, Marco Calderini, Giovanni Giani and John Piumati and enter into an artistic cultural context most ugrave; large production Delleani Lorenzo, a native of Sucker and one of the greatest exponents of landscape painting of his time. The Museum preserves the pointillist masterpiece“ Reflections of a hungry” Emilio Longoni, who opens the path dedicated to Biella collectors from which the works of Carlo Carrà ;, Giuseppe Pellizza Volpedo to the greatest exponents of the historical avant-gardes of the first halfà the twentieth century, such as Renè Magritte, Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Joan Mir memorize options and compatriots Giacomo Balla and Lucio Fontana.


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Via Q. Sella, 54/b
13900 Biella


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