Reggio Emilia Museums are a museum of museums. In fact, besides the important collections hosted, they tell with their own forms, with their different settings, the history, the evolution and change of taste in terms of exhibition, art and history.
The Spallanzani Museum of Natural History is still as its creator design it in 1799, full of exotic objects, freaks of nature, curious animals and ancient artifacts.
The “Gaetano Chierici” Museum of Paleontology is a unique model, in terms of contents and construction.
Parmeggiani Gallery, with its pompeian red walls and its pastiche of different elements, is a curious example (and falsification) of nineteenth-century taste.
In short, a journey within a journey, that even through the Marble Gallery – enchanting and magical place – the Roman Museum of Reggio Emilia and the Pinacoteca Antonio Fontanesi contribute to the knowledge of local history without losing sight of the language plurality and the experimentation of different cultural approaches.
The new set-up of the architect Italo Rota, opened in 2014, brings a further fascinating contribution to this evolving story, as a sign of a cultural life extremely hale and hearty.