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Frank de Wit:
Help saving Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino
http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14498

Frank de Wit:
I visited the Museo Regional di Scienze Naturali in Torino last week
(http://www.regione.piemonte.it/museoscienzenaturali/)

Lucky for me I was there mainly to buy a book with mining maps, because the museum was not worth a visit. Well, if you like to see stuffed animals it's a good museum. But for minerals the displays are only one small hallway. With mainly minerals from outside of Italy. Only a few specimens from Italy, and even less specimens from the Piemonte region... Although the region has famous mines and delivered superb specimens. There was a display of minerals from Traversella on the last Munich fair, but almost nothing was visible in the museum. And nothing from Brosso. So I went for a few latte macchiato in town and read the book that I just bought ;)

Servizio a cura del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali
via Giolitti, 36 - Torino
info museo: 800 329 329
ufficio redazione internet: 011 432 2062
e-mail: internet.mrsn@regione.piemonte.it

Also see their magazine http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,4791.0.html

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