Uncovered maps

From geological cartography of the Dolomites to contemporary art

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What is a geological map? What is its use in the interpretation of a territory?

To mark the 200th anniversary of the geological mapping of the Dolomites, the first temporary exhibition in the new rooms of the Museum of Science and Archaeology explores the heritage of historical maps of the museum and other institutions, telling their story, emphasising their educational value, and concluding with the works of French artist Cathryn Boch, who reworks them through her contemporary sensibility. 

The exhibition includes a mixed layout, where topographical and geological maps, documents, work tools, didactic materials and finally works of art, become an opportunity to EXHIBIT for the first time part of the Museum's cartographic heritage, RETRACE the main stages of geological knowledge of the Trentino territory and beyond, starting from the early 19th century, by highlighting the contribution of the Museo Civico di Rovereto and REFLECT on some topical issues closely related to the geology of the territory.


Exhibition promoted by
Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto

Autonomous Province of Trento
Comunità della Vallagarina
Municipality of Rovereto
Rovereto, Vallagarina, Monte Baldo Tourist Boards

with the endorsement of
ISPRA Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; AIC Italian Cartography Association

Supported by
Cassa Rurale Alto Garda Rovereto

Editors Earth Sciences Section
Fabrizio Bizzarini
Michela Canali
Tiziano Straffelini
Earth sciences Section  Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto

Project co-ordination
Alessandra Cattoi

Design of layout and corporate image
We Exhibit - Venezia

Graphic design
Andrea Munari

Loans and collaborations
MAG Museo Alto Garda
Liceo A. Rosmini High School - Rovereto
GeCo Geo-Cartographic Study and Documentation Centre of the University of Trento
Galerie Papillon of Paris
Geological Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento
G. Tartarotti municipal library - Rovereto
Fabrizio Bizzarini
Nicola Gretter


Tickets purchase here

Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto
T 0464 452800

Guided tours with experts of the Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto on the following dates at 16.30:
27/11/2022 - 04/12/2022 - 18/12/2022 - 06/01/2023 - 22/01/2023 - 05/02/2023 - 19/02/2023 - 26/02/2023
Booking is recommended. The cost of the the visit is € 7 per person and includes the museum admission ticket.