“Alps”, an exhibition for understanding the mountains

Event ended


The Dolomites World Heritage Site has its place among the various alpine features in the large exhibition promoted by the Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino that opened in the Gallerie di Piedicastello as part of the Trento Film Festival.


Infinity + ‘Alps’

Living in the Alps, conquering the Alps, presiding over the Alps, narrating the Alps, representing the Alps, working the Alps – so many verbs can be associated with the subject of the Alps, to understand them in depth, and in their relationship to humankind. These are the verbs that have been made the focal-point of the exhibition, which embraces the history of the Alpine communities and populations, the history of mountaineering and Alpine cinematography, and the challenges with sustainable development in mountainous regions, in relation to the climate crisis and the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Proposed by the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, the exhibition, which will remain open to visitors throughout the year, counts the following among its participants: the Trento Film Festival, tsm|step School for Regional and Landscape Management, the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, CAI, SAT (Tridentine Mountaineering Society), METS – San Michele Trentino Museum of Ethnography, Stelvio National Park and Adamello Brenta Natural Park, with the collaboration of Slow Food Italia.

Heritage through the lenses of its advocates

In the space reserved for the Dolomites World Heritage Site, visitors will be able to view films on the values of the World Heritage Site and the geological formation of the Dolomites, to gain an essential understanding of the reasons for UNESCO recognition, and to contemplate the unique landscape of the nine systems, thanks to 34 photos taken by some of the photographers supporting the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation. Direct collaboration to promote the Foundation’s values is of course one of the many ways of contributing to the Foundation’s statutory activities – as the many photographers who share their shots free of charge know. Their images are the fruit of long journeys, exhausting stakeouts and, above all, an irrepressible passion for the extraordinary beauty of the Dolomites.