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Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina

The Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture) is a ethno-anthropological museum of Matera, situated in the ancient Sassi districts. It has been created by Donato Cascione and it’s managed by the homonym cultural association.
The structure is composed by a built ambient of the XVI century called lamione that extends the volume of a network of several pre-existing caves, connected for exhibition purpose.
With its extension of 500 m² the museum is the biggest one of its kind in the South Italy.

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Donato Cascione

Founder of the Museum

Barbara Eramo

Founder of the Museum

Anna Cascione

Artistic workshop of the Museum

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