THE MUSEUM FOR MEMORY OF USTICA in BOLOGNA
THE MUSEUM FOR MEMORY OF USTICA in BOLOGNAIL MUSEO PER LA MEMORIA DI USTICA DI BOLOGNA
The wreckage of the DC9 passenger plane crashed on June 27, 1980 while flying to Palermo Airport was shown in the evocative and evocative frame that the French artist Christian Boltanski has made for the city of Bologna.
The 81 victims of the massacre are summoned with as many lights as the ceiling of the Museum light up and turn off at the rhythm of human breathing.
81 black mirrors reflect instead the image of those advancing on the skylight where 81 speakers emit whispered phrases of general thoughts, highlighting the case and destiny in tragedy.
Personal belongings to victims recovered in recovery operations were assembled in nine large black boxes around the DC9 wreckage: Shoes, fins, mouthpieces, goggles, and clothing that would document the disappearance of a body remained locked in the cases but whose photos have been relayed to the "List of personal belongings belonging to the flight passengers of IH 870" a publication available to each visitor for their reconstruction of what happened.
A video projection offers films and testimonies from newsagents and news agencies from the time of the tragedy to the museum's realization, as well as the documentary The French missile made by Canal Plus.
There are also computer workstations to deepen the many mysteries that surround this tragedy through audio-video documentation.
how to get to the Museum
Bus: Buses 11, 21, 25, 27, 35, 88, 97, 98 (stop PIAZZA DELL'UNITA')
Train: 10 minutes walk from Central Station
Parking: free and paid parking in the streets adjacent to the Museum
contacts - timetable - fares
Phone: 051 377680
051 6496626 (MAMbo for guided tours, paid)
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