The Museo Deleddiano is housed in the building where the writer from Nuoro Grazia Deledda (1871-1936) was born. When the museum was established on March, 5th, 1983, its collection included several manuscripts, photographs, documents and personal objects that belonged to the writer and were donated by the family Madesani-Deledda, in particular by Mrs Fernanda, Deledda's daughter in law, to the ISRE. These materials, along with those that the Institute purchased over of the years, show the writer’s anguished feelings for Nuoro and her personal and literary experiences after her relocation to Rome.
Her biography, the Nuoro's cultural social environment, her family and cultural life in Rome and the awarding of the Nobel Prize are described through photographs, documents and autobiographical writings.
The exhibition itinerary covers the three floors of the house that are linked by a central staircase, the courtyard and the garden.
One entire room is dedicated to the awarding of the Nobel Prize: the original diploma and the medal of the Prize are displayed in two showcases. Visitors can listen to Deledda's greeting during the awarding ceremony and see some photographs and films of her visit in Stockholm in a big screen.
The writer commissioned the furniture for the office of her new house at Via Porto Maurizio to the company "Ditta Fratelli Clemente" of Sassari that completed the task between 1912 and 1913. Grazia Deledda personally oversaw the works and gave instructions on the design and the fabrics as evidenced by the large correspondence donated to the Isre. The "Roman office" is displayed in a container that recalls the atmosphere of a bourgeois interior of the early twentieth century.
The second room on the ground floor features a special medium that allows disabled visitors to "visit" the entire museum through the images of the orientable cameras positioned in all the rooms.
The triangular paved courtyard and the large inner courtyard shaded by two secular oaks house several cultural events during summer. Some benches and library-columns with books by Grazia Deledda and other authors encourage visitors to read and have a break.
|Museum name:||Museo Deleddiano|
|Full address:||via Grazia Deledda, 42 - 08100 Nuoro|
|Phone:||+39 0784 242900 - 258088|
|Fax:||+39 0784 37484|
|Opening times:||From October, 1st to March, 15th: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3 - 5 p.m.
From March, 16th to September, 30th: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3 - 6 p.m.
Photograph: Isre - Virgilio Piras