Museums and eco- museums
Ethnographic Museum of Andreis
The Ethnographic Museum of Andreis, open to the public since 1981, provides evidence through the exhibition of objects and an environmental reconstruction daily life’s aspects of Andreis’ inhabitants in the first half of the twentieth century.
Specifically, we can observe the reconstruction of a typical kitchen of the early ‘900 with the inevitable fireplace and a cjantonâl (corner cabinet used both as a table and closet for food supplies, dishes and cutlery) as well as the reconstruction of the dairy, where it took place the production of butter and cheese.
Particular importance is given to the crafts of the past, from the peculiar bone processing to produce snuffboxes and combs to the more traditional wood for the production of footwear and household utensils, from mowing activities to the lumberjacks’ works such as the cutting and transportation of timber downstream.
Cultural traditions are also shown in the spaces dedicated to the Carnival and Lent.
The Favria of the village, striking blacksmith’s workshop, is located near the Etnographic Museum of Andreis. It was donated by the family of Barba Anzal, the blacksmith who worked there iron and it still preserves all the original equipment.
Opened in the summer on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
Museum House Clautana
Walking … there is an endless series of steps … there’s a woman walking. Symbol of the museum is not an object. Not by chance it gives the idea of going. The museum becomes a place of gestures. Key image is a woman’s action, an old story: the Clautana fòra pal Mont.
The Museum House Clautana focuses on life in the past, the protagonist is the woman of Claut and, by extension, of Valcellina. The woman intent on the housework, in the fields, in the barn and on as street vendor of wooden tools built by craftsmen during the winter: all these tasks involve even who is totally strange to the local culture: the vision of this cross section of existence causes a comparison between life at that time and now, to reflect on time, events, the technological development, the importance of social values.
The visitor can catch a broader meaning in a really poor in material goods but rich in consistency, dignity, security in the choices of life.
The museum exhibition was recently transferred to the premises of the Visitord Center of Claut. Integral and essential part of the Museum House Clautana is the Ciasa da fum, dwelling dating back four centuries ago that the Museum House Clautana Association has acquired and restored, preserving the exterior and interior architectural features.
Opened in summer, on Sunday afternoons.
Erto e Casso
Eco- Museum Vajont, life continuity
Wood is the main theme of the museum that preserves the history of the village. Wooden toy that becomes, crib and shoe soles in the exhibition dedicated to children. Good to be purchased, handcart and chest of drawers on the shoulders of the brave street vendors in the thematic route “Leave, I will leave, I must leave …” Art in the wooden works of sculpture symposium celebrating the continuity of life after the anniversary of the Vajont disaster and that divide space with a miniature forest of logs.
Mauro Corona has given voice to the trees in the audio-sound path accessible with the sensory headphones.
The enchantment of the woods of Erto then reveals itself through “The magic of the wood becomes charcoal”, exhibition dedicated to the ancient craft of the charcoal burner.
Open on Sundays throughout the year.
Forni di Sopra
Rural Museum of Forni “Casina da Vic”
The “Casina da Vic”, Vico’s Diary, was opened on the 4thof June 2011; it displays the hardness of living that mountain community endures, its highly rural reality and all tis nuances.
The large building was erected in the 1886, and it is a significant economic and cultural resource, an asset of knowledge and dignity, a treasure trove where the “D.N.A.” of Forni di Sopra lies.
“La Casina” is this, and much more.
It tells us how important the historical memory, the heritage, the legacy, the roots and the history are. It tells us of culture, sense of togetherness, cooperation, common good, sense of belonging.
Its walls, filled with the identity of Forni, enclose a sort of temple of the society, aimed to explain what it means to be a mountaineer. That is why the “Casina” helps us to reflect on the loss of an entire world and of a potential future. It reminds us how important is for the mountain the bond with the land and with the linked economy.
Museum “The Thread of Memories”
The recently restored seventeenth century rural house of “Busa” was formerly a dwelling for both people and animals, where along with farming works, there was no lack of work in iron and in textile production.
Once opened to the public, the building has been named “Ciasa dai Fornés” and on its basement hosts a permanent exhibition entitled “Il Filo dei Ricordi” -The Thread of Memories-.
Up to the outbreak of the Great World War, the socio-economic life of Carnia’s inhabitants was characterized by two main livelihoods: agriculture and weaving, these two activities were closely interwoven thought the year.
In winter the “Cràmars” (from Gorto e San Pietro) as well as I “Tesseri” or “Tisidous” (from Socchieve and of Tagliamento) moved to the lands of the “Serenissima” – Venice- and of the House of Habsburg.
Those craftsmen worked at home and they sourced the raw materials needed for waving directly from nature or other activities: the wool was obtained from the numerous sheep, hemp and flax from land field and the dyes yellow, green and red from vegetables.
- “Leave, I will leave, I must leave …”
- “Memory Fragments”
- “Sculptural art”
- “Voices of the Forest”
- “The magic of the wood becomes charcoal”