Following an ideal timeline from 1522 - the year of Ulisse Aldrovandi’s birth - to 1944, the year when Pericle Ducati died, the “Ritratti di Famiglia” (Family portraits) exhibition features over 350 items of different kind divided into 18 sections and selected for their historical value. These objects are characterized by their connection with the main figures who played a role in the creation and study of the collections displayed at Museo Archeologico di Bologna, one of the most prestigious in Europe. The exhibition is divided into 18 sections, one for each figure, whose profile is sketched by museum restorer Elena Maria Canè on large panels.
Eighteen personalities are the protagonists of this ideal time gallery. True “Family Portraits”, which are accompanied by the stories of the archaeological objects, the creation of the museum collections, and the history of Bologna and of its lively cultural institutes. An apparently limited narration which is capable of unexpected openness towards social, cultural, historical and political events, by leading the visitors through the development of the way of looking at the ancient world, from 1600 up to the origin of the archaeological science and of the modern conservation and enhancement organizations in the 20th century.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am -6 pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 am - 6.30 pm Closed on Monday (except for holidays)
Sunday, 1 April (Easter): : open h. 10am - 6.30pm Monday, 2 April (Easter Monday): open h. 10am - 6.30pm 25 April: open h. 10am - 6.30pm 1 May: closed Saturday, June 2 (Italy's Republic Day): h. 10-18.30