The Places of Memory
The province’s museum system has focused heavily on therelationship between anthropology and technology with several museumsdedicated to their land of origin.
Popular culture, traditions, customs, dailylife, work and technological development are the themes tackled, withfocus on both scientific rigour as well as attractions.
Four museums centreon the agricultural world
- MET - Ethnographic Museum in Santarcangelo di Romagna, the first to be set up that has become a benchmark for others,
- the Ethnographic Museum in Valliano in Montescudo,
- the Rural ArtsMuseum in Sant’Agata Feltria and
- the diffused Bread Museum in Maiolo.Finally, as mentioned in previous chapters, there’s
- the Museum of the Art of Milling housed in Sapignoli Mill in Poggio Berni.
Thanks to these exposition spaces, visitors can enter a universethat is often unknown, even though it dates from a fairly recent past.
Seeing the artefacts and the real or reconstructed settings is a fascinating way toexperience the relationship with the land, the meaning of daily gesturesand hard work and the beliefs and customs that our grandparents hungonto until about 40-50 years ago when they were supplanted by modernlife.
This is a world that in the Rimini area, particularly along the coast,has been modified by changes to the economy and by a mentality that hasfocused on the rapid development of the seaside industry.