The 14 rooms of the Giovanni Capellini Museum of the University of Bologna house one of the most important fossil collections in Europe in a substantially unaltered layout of late 19th Century, which makes it a must-visit museum in Bologna. The Museum was the venue of the Second International Geological Congress in 1881 and here was also founded the Italian Geological Society. Recently, a permanent exhibition was set up to celebrate the Museum's unique micropaleontological legacy. The exhibition is housed in six large showcases at the ground floor and allows visitors a journey into the history of foraminiferal micropaleontology, from the discovery of the first microfossils, which took place a few miles from the Museum in the early 18th Century, to the first half of the 20th Century when micropaleontology reached a leading role in Earth Sciences.

Announcements - FROM AMMONITE TO AMMONIA: THE HISTORY OF FORAMINIFERAL MICROPALEONTOLOGY THROUGH THE COLLECTIONS OF THE GIOVANNI CAPELLINI GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM (BOLOGNA, ITALY)

Stefano Claudio Vaiani;Carlo Sarti;Roberto Barbieri
2021

Abstract

The 14 rooms of the Giovanni Capellini Museum of the University of Bologna house one of the most important fossil collections in Europe in a substantially unaltered layout of late 19th Century, which makes it a must-visit museum in Bologna. The Museum was the venue of the Second International Geological Congress in 1881 and here was also founded the Italian Geological Society. Recently, a permanent exhibition was set up to celebrate the Museum's unique micropaleontological legacy. The exhibition is housed in six large showcases at the ground floor and allows visitors a journey into the history of foraminiferal micropaleontology, from the discovery of the first microfossils, which took place a few miles from the Museum in the early 18th Century, to the first half of the 20th Century when micropaleontology reached a leading role in Earth Sciences.
Stefano Claudio Vaiani, Carlo Sarti, Roberto Barbieri
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