Wednesday 19 August saw the reopening of the completely refurbished Dolomites Geological Museum in Predazzo.
In collaboration with town of Predazzo, the Museum is specialised in the geology of the Dolomites (from 26 June, 2009 part of the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage), in particular of the Fiemme and Fassa valleys.
Established in 1899 by the Society of Science of Fiemme and Fassa, the Museum has more than 100 years of history.
Its collections include a large selection of local paleontological specimens and numerous minerals that constitute a real geological heritage. The Museum collaborates with Italian universities in the field of stratigraphy of the Middle Triassic and for over twenty years has been running valuable educational and scientific dissemination activities.
The Science Museum has been engaged for some years with the town of Predazzo in the dissemination and communication of geology. This has allowed for a series of training proposals to be developed, which are carried out in the spaces in and around the Geological Museum.
In the museum it is now possible to watch, in loop format, the six episodes of the documentary Dolomiti. Montagne, Uomini, Storie” (The Dolomites. Mountains, People and their Stories) made by Piero Badaloni for the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation.