The first university Museum of Geography in Italy was inaugurated on December 3, 2019, in the rooms of the prestigious Wollemborg Palace, birthplace of Leone Wollemborg (1859-1932), the economist and founding father of the rural banks in Italy. Since 1972, it has been the seat of the Geography of Padua.
The heritage, gathered in 150 years of scientific and teaching activity in the University of Padua, will be made available to the public: ancient globes and atlases, historical maps and plastic models, measuring equipment and materials gathered since 1872 by Giuseppe Dalla Vedova, holder of one of the first Chairs of Geography in Italy.
Three sections – Explore, Measure, Present – corresponding to the three activities that characterise the work of the geographer, will guide the visitor to a new understanding of geography, a discipline capable of questioning and giving meaning to the complexity of the world.
This project is sponsored by:
Associazione Amici dell’Università di Padova
Banca Patavina Credito Cooperativo di Sant’Elena e Piove di Sacco
Manuela Mariapia Rivecchio