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European Researchers’ Night: Events in Museums

30 September 2022

The European Night of Female Researchers and Researchers returns on Friday 30 September.
The European Night of Female Researchers and Researchers, the most important European science communication event, is promoted by the University of Parma with the co-organisation and patronage of the City of Parma and IMEM-CNR.

The programme of events and this edition’s novelties were presented at a press conference by Rector Paolo Andrei, Frascati Scienza President Matteo Martini, Parma City Councillor for Educational Services and Digital Transition Caterina Bonetti, IMEM-CNR Director Andrea Zappettini, and the University’s Pro-Rector for Terza Missione Fabrizio Storti.

The University Museums are also taking part in the Researchers’ Night with various events:

Caccia al tesoro sano.
The importance of proper nutrition and motor activity in children and adolescents.
Where: Botanical Garden (Via Farini, 90)
Access: activities by appointment only.
Time: 4.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: every 30 minutes a new round (each of 15 people) lasts 1 hour
Age: from 6 to 14 years.

DIVerdiamoci con le piante.
Discover the great variety of shapes and colours of the plant world and appreciate the biodiversity that surrounds us.
Where: Botanical Garden (Via Farini, 90)
Access: visits by appointment only
Hours: 3 shifts of 30 minutes starting at 7.30, 6.30, 7.30 p.m.
Age: for all

Il fantastico mondo delle piante acquatiche.
See up close some of the incredible adaptations that allow plants to live in water and their roots to survive in a hostile place like sediment.
Where: Botanical Garden (Via Farini, 90)
Access: visits by appointment only
Hours: 3 shifts (20 people) of 30 minutes with departures at the following times: 5.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m., 7.00 p.m.
Age: from 9 years old

Museo di Storia Naturale.
Guided tours of the University’s Natural History Museum collections.
Where: Botanical Garden (Via Farini, 90)
Access: visits by appointment only
Hours: 4 one-hour shifts (each of 20 people). Morning: 10.00-11.00 a.m.; 11.00-12.00 noon – Afternoon: 3.00-4.00 p.m.; 4.00-5.00 p.m.
Age: for all

Visite guidate all’Erbario Gardoni.
Guided tours of the 19th-century herbarium of the pharmacist and apothecary Luigi Gardoni.
Where: Botanical Garden (Via Farini, 90)
Access: visits by appointment only
Times: two shifts (25 people) of 30 minutes with departure at the following times: 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Age: from 15 years

La collezione Lorenzo Tenchini: anatomie della psicopatologia lombrosiana a Parma.
One can discover Lorenzo Tenchini’s 19th century collection of physiognomic masks,
Where: Headquarters – Via Università 12
Access by appointment only.
Hours: 5 – 8 pm. Three shifts (each of 15 people) starting at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm.
Age: from 15 years old.

Storie di fili.
Guided tours of the Storie di fili exhibition, during which the stories of the objects photographed or reworked by the artists will be told, thanks to the presence of the curators and managers of the museums involved in the project (Museo Glauco Lombardi, Museo di Storia Naturale and Orto Botanico).
Where: CSAC – Communication Studies and Archives Centre, in the Valserena Abbey – (Strada Viazza di Paradigna, 1).
Access: activities by appointment only.
Timetable: three shifts (each of 10 people) lasting 30 minutes starting at the following times: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm
Age: for all

This year’s event in Parma is once again part of the LEAF project, coordinated at national level by Frascati Scienza, which sees the participation of numerous Italian universities and research bodies. LEAF, an acronym for “heaL thE plAnet’s Future“, caring for the future of the planet, is financed by the European Commission’s HORIZON-MSCA-Citizens-2022 programme, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Access to activities and bookings: Activities are almost all open-access, but some require booking: it will be possible to book exclusively online from 22 to 29 September via the event’s official website.

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Date:
30 September
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16:00 - 21:00
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