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Museum of Farming Culture - Orbetello - La costa d'argento


Via Salvo D'Acquisto n. 2 - Albinia


The museum’s narrates the land and rural society of the Southern Maremma region from the early 1900s to the Land Reclamation and Land Reform (1951-1960). Objects in the museum illustrate photographic, documentary, cartographic and literary research pertaining to the history of Southern Maremma and specifically to the Land Reform. The museum is divided into three rooms according to chronology. The first room relates the social history of the period from the early 1900s to1948, with particular reference to the struggle for access to land, the hardship of sharecroppers and the repeated episodes of contentious occupation of the large estates. The second room focuses on the transformation of the landscape from the founding of the Osa-Albegna Land Reclamation Consortium in 1930, which led to significant hydraulic and agrarian works and the construction of the artificial banks of the Albegna and Osa rivers. The last room retraces the period between 1951 and 1977, which marks the beginning of the Land Reform and the subsequent establishment of the “Ente Maremma”, or “Maremma Authority”. Educational workshops are routinely organized.


The museum's educational activities can be enjoyed by schoolchildren of any age and level, and are designed in line with the national curriculum in order to provide an appropriate approach to learning about ancient civilisations. The activities act as a tool for dialogue between school, museum and the surrounding area, so as to create opportunities for extending knowledge about the topics studied, helping pupils to understand historical processes, art and traditions and encouraging reflection on the identity of our region. The proposed courses are geared towards: - developing a sense of history through narration, viewing works of art and iconographic documents. - developing an ability to interpret works of art and images and put them into a historical context. - promoting creativity and manual dexterity. The courses can take place at school or in the museum, and consist of the following: - Theoretical stage: themed preparatory lessons, using images and film. - Workshops: reproduction of artefacts and simulated activities, which lead the pupils to direct knowledge of the strategies used by man in the various historical eras he has experienced. - Guided tours: to the Museums or archaeological sites. A visit to the museum is essential, in that archaeological items are tools for learning, and a way of acquiring and deepening, through direct experience, knowledge of the landscape, history and artistic heritage of our territory.



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October - June: Friday and Saturday 14.30-17.30, Sunday and holidays 10.00-13.00; July - August: Friday - Sunday and holidays 18.00-22.00; September: Friday - Sunday and holidays 16.00-20.00. The Museum can open in the mornings on request for school groups or other groups, except Mondays, which is the weekly closing day.


free entry


Info and reservations: 0564/872084    0564/861111


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