On the bicentenary of the birth of Don Gaetano Chierici, after an important international scientific conference dedicated to the many facets of his figure as a priest, scientist, museologist, teacher, patriot and animator of cultural associations, a temporary exhibition focuses attention on the method of his archaeological work.
Starting from a humanistic culture, Chierici was able to combine it with a great competence in scientific disciplines: his multidisciplinary method of work applies to archaeological research skills borrowed from geology (stratigraphy), from anthropology ("other" cultures, anthropometry), botany and zoology (paleobotany and paleozoology). Only by proceeding with this wide-ranging vision is it possible to interpret and revive the most ancient human cultures.
The exhibition will go on display at the Palazzo dei Musei in Reggio Emilia, and subsequently at the Museo delle Civiltà (MuCiv) in Rome, which is co-promoter of the initiative: the exhibition will be rearranged in the Prehistoric Ethnographic Museum "Luigi Pigorini".
The exhibition displays valuable artefacts, which come out of the collections of the Pigorini Museum, conceived and created by an authoritative colleague and contemporary of Chierici, putting them in resonance with those of the Reggio Museum, to address the theme of comparison between human cultures but also that of the archaeological context, that of archaeological cartography and that of stratigraphy. The exhibition will be accompanied by educational and cultural activities aimed at audiences of all ages.