Territorial activities


The research led by the division backs up several services provided by the Autonomous Province of Trento such as Geological Service, Forecast and Organization Office, Superintendent for Architectural Heritage, Office for Urban Planning and Landscape, and all those institutions dealing with the management, safeguard and promotion of naturalistic heritage in the Province. Scientific and planning advice is requested by third parties in order to identify local naturalistic emergencies and elaborate fruition and safeguard initiatives, such as setting up visit centers and themed itineraries, and devising new formats for communication and cultural mediation about naturalistic, historical and environmental topics. Muse gathers and delivers information within the Fondazione Dolomiti UNESCO, a network of institutions dealing with the geological heritage of the Dolomites.


Dolomites – mountains and landscape: from war theater to universal symbol

“Dolomites – mountains and landscape: from war theater to universal symbol” is a two-year project (2013-2015), encompassing a traveling exhibit, lectures, publications, educational offers for schools and families, for the celebration of the centenary of the Great War. The project was produced and coordinated by Muse and the Italian Historical War Museum of Rovereto.
Another project (DOLOP/T) aims at reconstructing the biological events occurred in the Dolomites between the Permian and the Triassic, in cooperation with the Natural Science Museum of Alto Adige.


Notes from Underground

This project aims at collecting and spreading information about the mining past of Trentino, by initiating a cooperation network among the relevant institutions in the field of mining history and mineralogical research.


Glaciers as they used to be

The research project, carried out jointly with CAI, has the goal to achieve qualitative and quantitative data on glacialism and alpine landscape modifications through the comparison of photographs and documents.


As the current production and consumption practices are corrupting and stressing natural systems, this division has adopted a different approach in describing the alpine landscape, leading to an eco-mosaic where the geological, morphological, and ecological components are integrated with historical, social and economic factors. The close cooperation with research institutions and historical archives (e.g. University of Trento, State Archive of Trento, Italian Historical War Museum of Rovereto) allows a cross-curricular interpretation of the complex local setting over time.