Museo di Antropologia di Napoli

Antropological Museum

The Museum of Anthropology, established in 1881 by the intervention of Francesco De Sanctis, Minister of Education of the Kingdom of Italy, was for a long time a set of collections sometimes exhibited, more often archived, collections acquired or made up of specimens of research by Giustiniano Nicolucci, eminent anthropologist and first director of the Museum. Between 1890 and 1921, the Museum acquired notoriety, thanks also to the commitment of Abele De Blasio and Vincenzo Giuffrida Ruggeri, the latter successor of Nicolucci to the chair of Anthropology. Starting from the 1930s until the 1990s, the Museum went through a very difficult period due to the loss of the chair of Anthropology and the vicissitudes of the World War which led to the damage to the premises where the finds were kept, recovered from the illustrious biologist Mario Galgano.

At the end of the 1990s, thanks to historical reconnaissance and the recovery of the collections, the anthropological heritage was exhibited in the halls of the Collegio Massimo dei Gesuiti and the Museum of Anthropology fully regained its prestige and role.

The exhibition area of ​​about 180 square meters is divided into two rooms equipped with important showcases.


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via Mezzocannone, 8
80134 Napoli


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