The Museo del Patrimonio Industriale di Bologna is pleased to present the exhibition Bolognese motorbikes of the 1950s-1960s. La motocicletta incontra l'automobile (Motorbikes meet cars), organised with the contribution of the Associazione Amici del Museo del Patrimonio Industriale and the Fondazione Aldini Valeriani. At the exhibition there are 32 motorbikes of the most important brands of the decade; films from the Istituto Luce and vintage images complete the exhibition between production and racing.
Since the early 2000s, the 'Moto Bolognesi' project has been one of the main areas of research at the Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, a cultural institution dedicated to the study, documentation and dissemination of the economic and industrial history of the city and its territory, through the reconstruction of the events that have taken place from the emergence of the silk industry in the 15th century to today's mechanical district of the motor and automation industry, a world leader.
Starting from the museum's permanent collections, which include examples of motorbikes, engines and components of some local companies that played a leading role in the motor sector, the project was created with the aim of carrying out a precise and complete survey of the motorbike industry in the Bologna area - a land of engines par excellence - from its birth in the 1920s to the development reached around the middle of the century, contextualising the scenarios of technical, productive and corporate evolution.
Bolognese motorbikes from the 1950s-1960s.
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