The Geological Museum of the Dolomites, Aboca Museum and the Local Events Committee of Predazzo celebrate the opening of an exhibition devoted to the history and beauty of medicinal plants.
Botanic iconography masterpieces, cascades of colour, but also perfumes, herbal teas and a sensory path. The first of June, at the Predazzo Geological Museum of the Dolomites, will see the opening of the exhibit "When art was used for healing: herbal books between science and art", which will remain open until 31 October 2011. The exhibition is organised by Aboca Museum, an institution that promotes the Tuscan company's cultural communication, Aboca being a leader in the production and processing of medicinal plants.
The exhibition is arranged so as to present precious masterpieces, designed from the 1500s to this day, depicting peonies, sunflowers, daffodils, tulips, lilies and a myriad of other life-size species. Step by step, the visitor discovers the great contribution that art offered to medicine and in particular to botanical medicine.
The exhibition, promoted by Aboca and by the Predazzo Local Events Committee, in collaboration with Bim, the Municipality of Predazzo, the Geological Museum of the Dolomites, the Bottega delle Erbe and the Val di Fiemme Tourist Agency (APT), is enriched by the stimulating natural aromas of the dried plants and the precious tools used in the old herbalist arts.
The illustrations of the printed herbal books show how the osmosis between the artist and the scientist materialised the ideal of beauty, wonder and the extraordinary, typical of an art work, for purely medical purposes.
For the Local Events Committee, it will be opportunity to remind residents, tourists and students of the herbal tradition of the Trentino, Val di Fiemme and Predazzo regions. An area indeed will be dedicated to alpine botany, through the promotion of conifers and other plants present in Val di Fiemme. At the same time, some workshops for children, young people and adults will be offered, together with conferences and themed seminars.
June, September and October:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 05:00 - 07:00 pm
July and August:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 04:00 - 07:00 pm 1-20
August, evening opening: 08:00- 10:00 pm
24 July - 28 August it will also be open on Sunday: 05:00-07:00 pm