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Perugia Turismo

Museum of Human Anatomy

Via del Risorgimento - Casalina di Deruta

member of the Museum Department of Perugia University in Casalina

The Anatomy Museum of Perugia University has been founded for didactic purposes in 1814 by two important doctors of Perugia: Cesare Massari and Goffredo Belisari, who commissioned to the wax modeller of the “Specola” in Florence, Francesco Calenzuoli, several «preparazioni in cera pel Gabinetto anatomico da formarsi» (wax models to be placed in the starting Anatomic Cabinet)

The present Museum, created in 2017, finishes the Museum Department of Casalina of CAMS-Centro di Ateneo per i Musei Scientifici (Scientific Museum Centre) and witnesses how anatomy has been conceived in time by Professors and people, telling not only the medical science evolution, but also that of culture and society.

The exhibition is divided into three sections:
- the first on artificial anatomy, with art works made between 1600 and 1830 by painters, sculptors and engravers.  
- the second, on natural anatomy, is composed by specimens obtained between 1830 and 1930 extracted from real bodies, the only ones giving the scientific rigour required by the always growing specialization. This section comprehends also the three Ferentillo Mummies found at the beginning of the XIX Century, probably from the end of the  XVII Century or the beginning of the XIX.
-the third and last section is that of criminal anthropology, a pseudo-science created around  1875 by the scholar Cesare Lombroso, who searched, in some morphologic and physiologic characteristics of people, a propensity for crime.

Opening Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  9:00 am  / 12:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays  3:00 pm / 5:00 pm
Entrance each hour with guided tour
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 
Wheel chair accessible

Entrance: € 3,00
Above  65 Years of age € 2,50
Groups of over 10 visitors € 2,50
Entrance fot 2 Museums:
€ 5,00  /  € 4,00

Info: tel. +39 0759711077 - cell.+39 3666811012 - fax +39 075 5856432