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MUT - Museo della Tonnara

Where Via Lepanto, Stintino (Sassari)

MUT, Tonnara Museum is located in Stintino in via Lepanto, on the coast road that leads to the village, overlooking Minor Harbor. It was housed in the restored building that housed former factory Alpis (Processing Production Company). Museum was opened to the public on 18 June 2016. Tonnara Museum tells of a time that is no more. Tells of schools of fish that follow the currents of Mediterranean, the sea crews who await the arrival, and a network system that shuts off the flow. Describes traditional tuna fishing method, practiced in Gulf until the last century. It portrays the lives of the men who caught and processed tuna with effort and tenacity. It encloses the identity of an entire country, Stintino, whose history is closely linked to that of tuna Saline. Perpetua, today, the memory of the men and the sea. The viewer is led into a multimedia journey, an audiovisual and musical journey of great beauty. A series of videos, with narration in Italian and English subtitles, reconstruct the events of Tonnara Saline in, Stintino and the history of Asinara. Vintage images, full of charm and rituals, slide display screens, alternating with intense and passionate testimonials. On display are the tools used in the tuna fishery, the documentation thereof, diaries, old newspaper articles, used clothing during the massacre, the images of the boats and the trap. They are part of the display, in addition, some selected works by Sardinian artists who painted the life of the trap, by Stanis Dessy, Ausonio Tanda, Nani Tedeschi and Angelo Maggi. Museum intends to cherish the memory and preserve the collective identity. But also it wants to be an open space, in constant dialogue with the community of reference and transmit to passing tourists in northern Sardinia cultural values ​​of the territory.

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