How to measure distances, angles and time? What is light and how does it propagate? How to create and destroy rocks and what are they composed of? What was drawing used for and how to draw? How did our grandparents and great-grandparents do the calculations? A visit to Museo Michelangelo answers to these and more questions. Especially if guided for free by educators, young students of this school, properly trained. The itinerary is partially interactive.
This museum exhibits rocks and minerals, scientific tools, didactic models and technological equipment for audio, video, writing and calculation dated back to 1850 and 2000. It tells how they were used, sometimes letting visitors interact. Thanks to these objects it is possible to retrace the history of the school of the last 150 years, a micro-history about Caserta. The museum exhibits temporarily three works from Andrea Sparaco (1936-2011) too.
The most ancient part of the collection comes from Istituto Tecnico “Garibaldi” in Caserta, designed during the Bourbon age and been open since 1864.
Text and photographs: Pietro Di Lorenzo / translated by Denise Kendall-Jones (2020)
Wheelchair accessibility guaranteed
Monday to Saturday, 8.30 to 14.00
Monday to Thursday, 2pm fo 7.30 pm (last entry)
Free booking request.
Open for booking group in other days/hours.
Closed: Sunday, public holydays, and Saturday - Sunday during August , Christmas and Easter
free entry and free guided tour
Istituto Tecnico Statale M. Buonarroti, viale Michelangelo, 1 - 81100 - Caserta (CE)
Museum spot (in Italian) (1’44”):
museum short video (in Italian) (5’55”):