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The National Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology

The exhibits relate principally to non-European cultures and peoples, illustrating their customs and habits

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Via del Proconsolo, 12
Founded in 1869 at the wish of Paolo Mantegazza, a doctor and anthropologist, this museum was the first of its kind in Europe. It is housed in the Palazzo Nonfinito, designed by Bernardo Buontalenti in 1593. The ethnographic collections include clothes, jewellery, weapons and items of everyday use, while the anthropology section houses bones and skeletons – about 10,000 exemplars in all – of great scientific importance. There is a significant collection of photographic documentation and of plaster casts of face masks of indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia and Oceania. The first floor is organized geographically with sections dedicated to Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. The ground floor holds the Indian Museum (founded in 1885) which became a part of the Anthropologic Museum in 1913.

Museo Nazionale di Antropologia ed Etnologia
Via del Proconsolo 12 - Firenze
Ph: +39 055 2396449

Source: Florence APT
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