University History Museum, University of Pavia
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The University History Museum of the University of Pavia was officially opened in 1936 but before that can be traced back to 1700, during the age of Enlightenment era. It reflects the history of the University, where doctors worked with great scholars such as Antonio Scarpa and Camillo Golgi or the physicist Alessandro Volta. The two most important sections of the museum are, in fact, those of medicine and physics, but it also has legal and literary manuscripts.
The museum was created in 1932 to accommodate the material that was kept in the Palazzo Botta, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of Antonio Scarpa, founder of the Anatomical School of Pavia. The exhibition was organized by Antonio Pensa, president of the Fourth National Congress of Anatomy and Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Pavia: autographs and writings were displayed anatomical preparations by Scarpa and other anatomical as Rezia and Panizza.
The current museum was officially opened in 1936 and gradually expanded during the years, thanks to existing objects from museums and from donations by the heirs of Golgi, objects that had belonged: manuscripts, notes for lectures and especially, the original certificate of the Nobel Prize allocated in 1906.
During the war the museum was closed but after the war, thanks to the Rector Fraccaro, it further expanded its collections. In addition to the material on display, the museum has much material, especially for space needs can not normally be displayed to the public.