ANATOMICAL THEATER OF ARCHIGINNASIO - LIBRARY

ANATOMICAL THEATER OF ARCHIGINNASIO - LIBRARY
TEATRO ANATOMICO DELL'ARCHIGINNASIO - BIBLIOTECA

teatro anatomico

Work by the Bolognese architect Antonio Morandi known as Terribilia, the Archiginnasio building began to be built in 1562 by express wish of the Papal Legate cardinal Carlo Borromeo with the aim of giving a single place for university teaching.

Externally the building develops with a long portico of 30 arches, on two floors, around a central courtyard with double order of lodges.
On the upper floor there were 10 classrooms (now the Library's books) and 2 lecture halls on the wings of the building, one for the Artists (today the Library Reading Room) and one for the Legists (later also the Sala dello Stabat) Mater, which can be visited).
Until 1803 it was precisely a university; then it became an elemntare school to become since 1838, seat of the Library.
On the ground floor some of the ancient classrooms are occupied by the Medical Surgical Society and the Academy of Agriculture, in the courtyard, very beautiful, to visit also the Chapel of S. Maria dei Bulgari and the staircase with the "memories", works of art dedicated to important scientists of the University of Bologna.

Among the various rooms perhaps the most interesting and the one called Theater for the characteristic form of an amphitheater, built in 1637 for anatomical lessons by the Bolognese architect Antonio Paolucci known as the Levanti, schoolboy of the Carracci.
All in fir wood and decorated with two orders of statues representing twelve famous doctors (including Hippocrates, Galen, Marcello Malpighi) and the most famous anatomists of the Bolognese studio.




The front in the lane. The Rizzoli in the rear of the Great War.
Il fronte in corsia.  Il Rizzoli nella retrovia della Grande Guerra.

The front in the lane. The Rizzoli in the rear of the Great War.

From the historical archive of the First World War of the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna an inestimable historical heritage, unicum nationally and internationally
In the hall of the anatomical theater of the Archiginnasio, Medical records from the period of the Great War, photographs of the soldiers, anatomical drawings and notes of the doctors of the time. Through a particular installation, you can also see some medical objects of the time and above all what is the great innovation that the IOR, under the guidance of Professor Vittorio Putti, brought to the care of the many injured and mutilated: the first prostheses able to give them back a normal life expectancy.
The exhibition, conceived by Franco Motta, professor of modern history of the University of Turin, by Dr. Mila Fumini (Association of Consortium of Knowledge) and by ComunicaMente, is realized with the collaboration of the doctors Patrizia Tomba and Anna Viganò of the Scientific Library of the Institute Rizzoli Orthopedic of Bologna.

From 25 November to 31 December 2017
Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday 10 am - 2 pm.
08 December 10 am -19  |   December 24 10 am - 2 pm |  25th CLOSED
December 26th 10am - 7pm |  December 31 10 am - 2 pm


I caratteri di Francesco Griffo [ended]


In 1517 the last known edition of Francesco Griffo was printed in Bologna, protagonist, together with Aldo Manuzio, of the extraordinary invention of the cursive character.
Recurring the 500 years since that date, the Archiginnasio Library, in collaboration with the State Archives of Bologna, dedicates an exhibition to the Bolognese master of the ars artificialiter scribendi. within the event Griffo the great party of the letters.
Francesco Griffo, also known as Francesco da Bologna, returned to his hometown in the last part of his life - after having long worked as a carver of characters in various Italian cities for many printers-publishers, including Aldo Manuzio for whom he created famous cursive - he started his printing company in Bologna in 1516, focusing on the sure commercial success of a series of real best sellers of his time (poetry and love stories, a collection of memorable facts and sayings, the classic model of epistolary writing) in very small format editions - the 24th long - and therefore inexpensive for both the printer and the buyers. Books of mass consumption and for this reason hardly preserved and consequently, today, very rare.
Exhibition curated by Pierangelo Bellettini, Rita De Tata and Anna Manfron.

From 15 December 2017 to 18 February 2018
Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday. December 24 from 10 to 14; December 25 CLOSED; December 26 from 10 to 19; December 31 from 10 to 14; January 1 from 2pm to 7pm; January 6 from 10 to 19.


Free admission


how to get to the Museum

Piazza Galvani, 1 - old town

 Bus 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 27, 29, 30, 37
stop at Piazza Maggiore or via Rizzoli
Shuttle A: Piazza Galvani stop

Train: 15 minutes walk from Central Station

Parking: Underground parking in Piazza VIII Agosto


contacts - timetable - fares

ANATOMICAL THEATER OF ARCHIGINNASIO - LIBRARY
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Piazza Galvani, 1 40124 Bologna

Tel. 051 276811

Access to the Anatomical Theater and Stabat Mater Room (when not occupied by cultural initiatives).

Entrance
Ticket:  3 euro

Opening
Monday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10-19
Sunday and holidays 10-14 am

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