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African Museum, (Museo Africano di Verona)

The African Museum in Verona, is the anthropological Museum, devoted to the peoples and cultures of this continent. It was founded by missionaries from the ' Sons of the sacred Heart of Christ," which to this day manages the Museum. Its collection consists of artifacts collected in Africa by the mission. The building also features a library, movie library, regularly hosts events related to African history and culture.

The initiator of the Museum was Francesco Sogaro, the first successor of the founder of the mission, Daniele Comboni. In 1882, Sagara turned to Giuseppe Sembiante, rector of the Institute of Africa, with a request to found in Verona the Museum to exhibit it interesting gizmos, scientific exhibits and other interesting items collected during the stay of the missionaries in Africa.

Already in 1892 he collected first small collection, which was originally exhibited in the house of the missionaries, and then was moved to a separate building. In the second half of the 20th century, the value of the Museum and its collections have consistently increased. Here today conduct their research, many students of anthropology from Verona and other cities of Italy, which can benefit not only the direct exhibits of various Museum collections, but also its library, which houses about 20 thousand themed books.

Over the years of its existence, the Museum has undergone several restorations and changes. The first restoration work was carried out from 1978 to 1981 and the latter in 1996 on the occasion of beatification (canonization) as Comboni, the founder of the mission "Sons of the sacred Heart of Christ."