Museo di Anatomia Umana, Turin

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The Museum of Human Anatomy Luigi Rolando is a museum of human anatomy that was founded in 1739 with headquarters in Torino, Italy. It is part of the museum network of the University of Turin and moved to its current location in the Building of the Anatomical Institutes in 1898.
The study of anatomy in Turin began in 1563, with the arrival in town of Savona scholar Angelo Visca, but it was only in 1739 that it was the first collection of anatomical preparations, commissioned by Giovanni Battista Bianchi Carlo Emanuele III for forming the University Museum. Of that collection remain a valuable statue in plaster of a pregnant woman, a decomposable model of the brain in wood and ivory, and some waxes.
In 1830, thanks to the work of Luigi Rolando, the collection was increased by new finds and opened to the public for the first time. These expansions included some of what is now the Museo Egizio of Turin.
Between 1837 and 1898, under the direction of Carlo Giacomini, the collection is still being expanded with the addition of anatomical specimens in alcohol and dry. The spread of the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin encourages the development of anthropological collections and primatological.
In 1898, with the completion of the building of anatomical studies, the museum was moved to its permanent headquarters.
The museum, in addition to the collection of purely anatomical features, also contains anthropological collections, phrenological, primatological, artistic and period instruments. There is also a library and an archive of documents and photographs.
The museum contains a collection of 200 human wax models.
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  • It was born with the intent of offering students a way of training even in the shortage of deceased people on whom to practice, auspice a rpofessore of anatomy known in the World for the study of the brain in which defines a groove that daLui takes its name; of Rolando. It is loaded with anatomical, even made of wax, an accepted even if imprecise. They are placed differenzazioni of reference Lombrosian, even if they do not marry the theory relative to the delinquents. Visit also useful for non-employees.
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  • Excellent museum, located in the same palace as that of the fruit and criminal anthropology Cesare Lombroso, you can make a unique ticket to the 3 museums. It is a large room where reconstructions of human parts, skeletons and many other illustrative material of the human body are collected, small children could be impressed by the exhibits, advised to prepare them first, dogs allowed. We loved it.
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  • A small museum with intriguing things on show. Not too expensive to visit as well. For students three euros for admission.
  • We walked around for an hour or so. It felt more like someone's work place than a museum. It's the morbid fascination of looking at fingernails and brains. The details of the inside of your body and the fact that we had to start somewhere to get to modern medicine. All so interesting.
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