Museo della Civiltà pastorale e contadina

Visualizza la sezione: Museo della Civiltà pastorale e contadina
Visualizza la sezione: Museo della Civiltà pastorale e contadina

Ethnographic and ethnomusical evidence is essential to preserve and pass on cultural memory. Our identity can be actually preserved only by knowing and passing on our past, firmly planting the roots of our present in a world of traditions and customs that might disappear. Thanks to the synergic effort and the long-standing (1998-99) collaboration of various institutions and organizations (Cooperativa Istelai, Municipality of Bitti, Regional Government of Sardinia - Department of Public Education, Cultural Heritage, information, Entertainment and Sport -, Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of the Provinces of Sassari and Nuoro and GAL Nuorese Baronia), Bitti's cultural heritage (Nuragic Complex of Romanzesu, Museo della Civiltà Pastorale e Contadina and the Museo multimediale del Canto a tenore) has been continuously and profitably promoted, as evidenced by the increase of the number of tourists and the good economic impact on the territory.

The identity of our territory has its roots in a centuries-old past, rich in values and in local customs and traditions. Thanks to the "Museo della civiltà pastorale e contadina” and the "Museo multimediale del Canto a tenore", the symbols of local culture can be used to raise awareness of the history of our past and everybody, especially younger generations, can learn the ancient traditions that marked the times of work and everyday life and the original “canto a tenore” through cutting-edge technologies. The museums of Bitti aim to preserve local memory and promote the study of the past and the recovery of the historical memory of the village, in order to pass it on to younger generations and preserve the cultural and musical identity and the ideal heritage. The “Museo della Civiltà Pastorale e Contadina” also houses several cultural events, including photographic exhibitions, film festivals, and concerts.

The visit to the museum provides its visitors with a special journey into the past: the ancient daily working tools of shepherds, farmers, craftsmen and housewives are carefully displayed in the exhibition rooms of an an old-style architecture that features a portico, granite stairs and a wooden floor and ceiling. The museum is located in a secluded corner of the village, in the old district of "Monte Mannu", a few footsteps from the parish church. Visitors can admire the original features of the building that were reinstated after a recent restoration. The collection includes original used objects that were donated or lent to the museum and that are displayed as to recall the ancient lifestyles and the moments of work of past everyday life.

 

Information

Museum name: Museo della civiltà pastorale e contadina
Full address: Via G. Mameli n. 52 08021 Bitti (Nu)
Phone: +39 0784 414314 / +39 333 3211346
Email: coop.istelai@tiscali.it
Website: www.romanzesu.sardegna.it
Opening times: Summer opening times
From Tuesday to Sunday
Morning: 9.30 - 12.30
Afternoon: 3.00 - 6.00
Winter opening times
From Tuesday to Sunday
Morning: 9.30 - 12.30
Afternoon: 2.30 - 5.30
Closing days: Monday and Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
Special or combo tickets:     Ticket: € 5,00 (Museo pastorale e multimediale canto a tenore + complesso nuragico Romanzesu)
Cut-rate ticket (over 65s, disabled people and groups of 10 or more): € 3,00 (Museo pastorale e multimediale canto a tenore + complesso nuragico Romanzesu)

 

 

Photograph: Cooperativa Istelai - Museo della Civiltà pastorale e contadina