Museum of Human Anatomy “Filippo Civinini”


The museum of Human Anatomy was founded in Pisa in 1834 with 1327 anatomical pieces used by the professors for lessons and trainings in Human Anatomy. Nowadays, the museum includes not just preparations of descriptive and topographic anatomy, but also archeological collections (Precolombian and Egyptian mummies and grave goods). Especially, the anatomical part of the museum includes various materials (plaster, wax, papier-mâché, plastic). For the archeological part, the museum conserves precious remains such as: pre-colombian mummies and grave goods (vases, fabrics, utensils) belonging to Pre-Inca cultures Chimù and Chancay (XII-XVI century). All these items were gathered by Carlo Regnoli in the second half of the XIX century. The museum also includes a group of fine colored anatomical tables made by Paolo Mascagni (1832), that illustrate the inner organs and both front and back of human body in natural size.

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