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Collezione delle Cere Anatomiche "Luigi Cattaneo"

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Via Irnerio 48, 40126 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 2091556

Fax +39 051 2091659

Reference maps: B-5

Date of last update: 17/02/2020, 10:33

The Museum, ex Wax Museum "Luigi Cattaneo" - Museum of anatomy and pathological histology "C. Taruffi", contains a collection of 19th century anatomical wax models by the Florentine modeller Clemente Susini and by Bolognese wax modellers, the most important of whom are Giuseppe Astorri and Cesare Bettini. The historic moment of the Bolognese school was when the teacher of Anatomy began to carry out research into the variations, malformations, teratologics and alterations in shape caused by the various illnesses, as well as creating models in wax relative to the normal morphology. Dried specimens of the case under examination are displayed alongside these wax specimens, extremely useful as teaching aids, together with prints of the original drawings, thus illustrating the modus operandi of the anatomists of the period.

The description is taken from SMA - University Museum System Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna

The museum is part of SMA - Sistema Museale d'Ateneo Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car: Ring road exits n. 8/8bis-9 and 10 direction city center.

OPENING HOURS FROM 1st November 2019 to 29th Febraury 2020:
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 1pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10am - 2pm
Closing days: Monday

From 1st March 2020:
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 1 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10am - 6pm
Closing days: Monday

The collection is also closed on: 1 January, 1 May, 15 August, 24-25 December