MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Trento (Italy)

The MUSE - Science Museum of Trento is an auxiliary body of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) that sinks its roots in the Tridentine Museum of Natural Sciences (1964-2013). Its task is to interpret nature, starting from the mountains, using the eyes, tools, and applications of scientific research, taking advantage of the challenges of the contemporary world, stimulating scientific curiosity and the pleasure of knowledge, giving value to science, innovation, and sustainability.
The building’s outline recalls the profile of the surrounding mountains and it is a model that sets the standard for a green economy and for energy saving. MUSE combines characteristics from both traditional natural science museums and modern science centres in a very innovative way. The investigation of the relationship between man and environment in the period between Late Glacial and ancient Holocene, is one of the central topic in its permanent exhibition. > More information

MUSE is in charge of Dalmeri rock shelter, a key site for the reconstruction of the behavior, the activities and the exploitation of the Alpine territories by the last Paleolithic hunter-gatherers that inhabited the Alps. The uniqueness of this site was revealed by the discovery of numerous red ochre painted stones (over 200), which provides new research perspectives about the artistic-religious sphere of these people. After twenty years of field researches, in 2009 the site eventually opened to public. From then onwards what were (and still are) the challenges and opportunities for MUSE, the new Science Museum of Trento?

CENIEH - Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, Burgos (Spain)

CENIEH is a public research centre belonging to the national Unique Science & Technology Infrastructures (ICTS in Spanish initials). It is open to scientific and technological use for the national and international scientific and technological community. Its research activities are mainly on human evolution during the Late Neogene and Quaternary, and include collaborative projects at excavations and deposits of these periods worldwide. Special attention is given to reaching society by awareness raising and knowledge transfer. In addition, CENIEH is responsible for the conservation, restoration, management and the recording of archaeological and paleontological collections, in particular from Atapuerca.
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