Museo del Manicomio di San Servolo

img_2588The “Insane Asylum Museum of San Servolo – Madness Locked Away” was inaugurated on 20 May 2006, and houses items from the psychiatric hospital, an institution that marked the history of the island from the early 1700s to 1978. The Museum’s scientific aspects were curated by professors Diego Fontanari and Mario Galzigna, while the exhibition was set up by architect Barbara Accordi.

 

The Museum’s purpose, already implicit in its name (Madness Locked Away), is to highlight the marginalising and segregating aspect of the mental hospital through specific exhibits, descriptions and explanatory panels.

The Museum is a place to read, discover and learn about the painful ties that bound the community to this part of its territory.

AVVISO

Avvisiamo il pubblico che a seguito dell’ordinanza emessa dal Ministero della Salute di intesa con il Presidente della Regione Veneto sulle misure di contenimento e gestione dell’emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-19, tutti gli eventi in programma nella Regione Veneto dal 24 febbraio al 1 marzo sono annullati. Fino a tale date resteranno chiusi al pubblico quindi anche tutti i musei, le fondazioni, le biblioteche, i teatri e le sale concerto, sia pubblici che privati.

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The public is warned that, following an order issued by the Ministry of Health together with the President of the Veneto Region regarding measures for the containment and management of the COVID-19 epidemic emergency, all events scheduled within the Veneto Region from 24th February to 1st March are cancelled. Until such dates, all museums, foundations and libraries, both public and private, shall also remain closed to the public.

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