Museo del Brigantaggio

posted Dec 7, 2011, 9:05 AM by Stefano Capoccioni   [ updated Dec 7, 2011, 9:08 AM ]
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The museum aims to tell the stories of the Marema banditry in an anthropological perspective and offers visitors the opportunity to reconstruct the interpretation and stories of this phenomenon, from the second half of the nineteenth century up to now. in Particular, the museum aims to provide an ackknowledgment of the history and culture of the Maremma area which experienced the disruptive phenomenon of illegality and was associated with characters that, during the transition period of this land to contemporary age, received the label of brigands.

The museum enhances the story of their roots in local textures and in the imagery of rebellion, showing the Tiburzi epic not as a reaction to modernity, but as an expression of the brigand himself.

The ground floor shows the historical reasons and contemporary sources of banditry in a background that repeats symbolically the wood (tradition) and the train (the modernity disappointed): a forest where listening to sounds, opening dawers and seeing movies. The first floor shows the imaginary that the character Tiburzi has kept alive until today. A series of multimedia installations displays the stories that have as protagonist the Brigand of Cellere. The exhibition ends with the "Tavern of the Bandit", a space dedicated to the image of the brigand in his contemporary meanings: from the legendary history to the "trademark".