MUSA - University Museum of Sciences and Arts
The Museum Center "Museum Center of Natural Sciences" of the Federico II University of Naples , established in 1992, is a public structure strongly committed to the correct dissemination of scientific culture. The Royal Mineralogical Museum (established in 1801), the Zoological Museum (1813), the Museum of Anthropology (1881) and the Museum of Paleontology (1932) belong to the Museum Center , housed in the complexes of San Salvatore and San Marcellino and Festo , buildings of significant cultural and artistic interest.
In particular, the mineralogical collections are exhibited in the prestigious monumental hall once the Library of the Jesuit College, while the paleontological collections are exhibited in the recently renovated complex of San Marcellino and Festo , which includes important majolica floors, frescoes and architectural works.
Overall, the MUSA - University Museum of Sciences and Arts occupies an area of 2800 square meters and houses more than 150,000 exhibits and boasts about 35,000 visitors a year . The museum heritage is vast and articulated and, in some cases, peculiar. The collections comprehensively document numerous aspects of the world of Nature connected with the research activities of Neapolitan scientists and with the territory.
The collections of the naturalistic museums of Federico II are not, therefore, only "jewels" to be exhibited but also the testimony of the scientific vivacity of the scholars who worked and operate in our region. Memorandum of understanding between the Federico II Museum Center and the General Management of the Regional School Office for Campania.