Trentino Folklife Museum

The Trentino Folklife Museum, founded by Giuseppe Šebesta in 1968, is one of the most distinguished Italian museums of popular traditions.

Sezione agricoltura [ Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Trentino Folklife Museum, year 2018 is marked by a wide range of publications and by intense cultural promotion.

Trentino Folklife Museum: a place of heritage and traditions

The Trentino Folklife Museum, founded by Giuseppe Šebesta in 1968, is one of the most distinguished Italian museums of popular traditions.

Housed in the former Augustinian monastery of San Michele (1145), which then became the seat of an important School of Agriculture (1874), the Museum with its cloisters and towers has been witness to a very long history. Its permanent ethnographic exhibition is supported by extensive field research and by continuous educational activities. The Museum thus serves as a centre of alpine ethnographic studies, which entails the collection of ancient objects, thorough-going investigations on local dialects and lore, and specific projects of wider anthropological significance. In the Museum, the visitor is offered a unique opportunity to appreciate the original roots of rural life in the Trentino mountains.

Forty rooms for man in the Alps

In a well structured progression, the Museum illustrates the various aspects of the agroforestry system of the mountains of Trentino, with its great hydraulic machineries and its rich tradition of handicrafts, in daily contact with stone, wood, copper, iron, ceramic, fabric, thus bringing to light the elements of a self-sufficient and ingenuous peasant world. A view to the intangible heritage of the yearly festivities, of popular devotion, of music and folklore, completes the picture of a whole world of traditional values.

Source:http://www.museosanmichele.it

visitable: yes | suitable for: families - schools | disabled access

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Notes on the accessibility to the site

Strada di accesso lunga 20 metri con pendenza del 10%. La porta indicata è il portone sempre aperto. Accesso alla biglietteria con gradino alto cm 17. Accesso alle sale del piano terra con gradini di diverse altezze, da cm 5 a 7 cm. I piani superiori sono visitabili con l’ascensore