We resume activities in May!
Our 2023 season will reopen officially in the month of May.
Nevertheless, our volunteers are always available to welcome visitors who wish to book a tour in our off season (Find our contact details here).
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From 5/07/2020 to 25/10/2020
The flags have returned to fly above our entrance!
It's official: the Museum will reopen to the public on the first weekend of July! The Museum, which should have opened for the 2020 season on Sunday 2nd of May, will reopen only and exclusively on reservation starting from Sunday 5th of July. Following the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions currently underway, all activities (exhibitions, photographic projections, literary presentations, concerts) scheduled for this summer and autumn will be postponed.
On the other hand, the permanent exhibition will be open to visitors with its three rooms full of testimonies of life lived by the people of Roasio in their countries of emigration.
The first step towards the new season took place last week when our volunteers put back in place the 35 flags (one for each country in which the Roasians worked) that every year indicate our reopening to the public.
Bookings must be made to Francesca Peretti, President of the Museum, at the number 0163-87818. Visits will take place mainly on Sundays.
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Chess tournament: Fourth edition
In collaboration with the 'Scacchi club di Valle Mosso' we are pleased to announce the date of the fourth tournament 'Scacco al Museo', an open chess semi-field! This year the tournament will be held on Saturday 5th October.
The tournament is open to non-members and will also include prizes for Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8 players.
Registration will close at 2.30 pm, and the tournament will start at 2.45 pm. The registration fee for adults will be 10 Euros, while for Under 16s it will be 5 Euros.
For more information on the rules or game modes, click on the poster, or visit www.scacchiclubvallemosso.org or write to email@example.com
'Painting exhibition by Gigi Micheletti'
From 21/09/2019 to 22/09/2019
On the 21st and 22nd of September the multipurpose hall on the upper floor of the Museum will be colored with an exhibition of paintings by Gigi Micheletti.
The exhibition will open at 17:00 with the presentation of the book by Bruno Scomparin titled "The recipes of the Way - towards Santiago de Compostela", a travel diary enriched with twenty-eight recipes typical of the places crossed while traveling along the Camino de Compostela.
The exhibition will also include the participation of the 'ARTISTIC EXCELLENCES' group. Free admission.
Chess tournament: Third edition
After last year's big success, the museum, in association with 'Scacchi club di Valle Mosso' is happy to announce the third edition of our very own chess tournament! The competition is open to members as well as non members of the club and will include prizes for players Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8. Registration will close at 14:30, and the tournament will begin at 14:45. The entry fee for adults is 10 Euro, while the entry fee for players Under 16 will be of 5 Euro. For more information regarding rules and regulations please visit www.scacchiclubvallemosso.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Book presentation: Un giorno alla volta
Sunday 23rd of September at 15:30 Andrea Cantone presents his first novel: Un giorno alla volta (One day at a time)
Lithuania, 1984. Marta is a little girl who lives in the city with her parents and her little brother. One day her father abandons the family and as a consequence they loose their house and are forced to escape to the country, an environment which Marta finds hostile. The little girl has to deal with death, loneliness, frustration, pain and the difficult relationship she has with both her parents and her life. This story covers a period of thirty years in which daily tasks become heroic. Told through the eyes of a fragile little girl who becomes a strong and independent woman, this is a story like many other but to often forgot, of someone trying to find their place in the world.
About the author:
Andrea Cantone was born in Biella in 1977. He graduated in Geology at the University of Turin and aside from working as a geologist in Vercelli he also teaches Mathematics and Science at a secondary school. In 2015 he welcomed his daughter Aurora, who this book is dedicated too. In November 2017 with his short story "Il ballo del diploma" he won first place at the National Literary Prize launched by the Associazione Letteraria Eterna of Rome. 'Un Giorno Alla Volta' is his first novel and it's inspired by the life of his Lithuanian wife.
The Piedmont emigration in the world
From 16/06/2018 to 22/07/2018
Giancarlo Libert, author of emigration, presents a photographic exhibition dedicated to the Piedmont emigration in the world.
The exhibition will open on Saturday 16th of June and end on Sunday 22nd of July.
Opening hours: Every Saturday and Sunday from 15:00 to 18:00.
Admission is free.
Gli avventurosi coloni del Rio Coronda
Sunday 17th of June Giovanni Barberis, journalist and author, will delight us, accompanied by Vittorina Barberis, with real stories of emigration from people who left Vercelli for Argentina in the XVII century. From unresolved mysteries and disappearances to stories of great accomplishments.
The reading will begin at 17:00.
Admission is free.
New exhibition: Agricultural machinery and buggies
From 5/5/2018 to 10/06/2018
This season's first exhibition will be dedicated to scale models of agricultural machinery and colorful buggies made by Giuseppe Bersano.
The exhibition will open on the 5th of May and will end on Sunday 10th of June. It will follow the museum's opening hours (Saturday and Sunday 15:00 - 18:00) and admission is free.
Museum on the road: Museo Leone (Vercelli) and Palazzo La Marmora (Biella)
From 16/09/2017 to 29/10/2017
Busy weekend ahead: Two exhibitions about emigration on at the same time in two different places...and we'll be at both! The first one will be in Vercelli at the Leone Museum, and the second one will be in Biella, at Palazzo La Marmora.
The exhibition in Vercelli is titled 'In cerca di futuro' (Searching for a future) and will open on Saturday 16th at 16:30. Opening hours will be Tuesday to Friday from 15:00 to 17:30 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 to 15:00 to 18:00.
Our museum will contribute by lending a number of African artifacts.
For more information please click on the flyer below.
Palazzo La Marmora: The photographic exhibition titled 'Il destino in valigia' (Destiny in a suitcase) will open on Sunday 17th at 17:00 and is part of a bigger event called 'Confini migranti' (Migrant borders). In this case the museum participated donating two sets of photographs with two different themes.
The exhibition will remain open until October 29th and will see numerous other activities and events planned. Opening hours are Friday and Saturday from 15:30 to 19:00, and Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00.
For more information, please click on the image below.
Chess tournament: Second edition
After last year's big success, the museum, in association with 'Scacchi club di Valle Mosso' is happy to announce the second edition of our very own chess tournament! The competition is open to members as well as non members of the club and will include prizes for players Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8. Registration will close at 14:30, and the tournament will begin at 14:45. The entry fee for adults is 10 Euro, while the entry fee for players Under 16 will be of 5 Euro. For more information regarding rules and regulations please clik on the flyer, visit www.scacchiclubvallemosso.org or send an email to email@example.com
An introduction to meditation (Course presentation)
In the last two years Suravi Cristina Micheletti has taught meditation in our multi-purpose hall, on Thursday the 28th, she'll present this activity to a brand new group of people. If you've always wondered what meditation is and what sort of benefits it can bring to your health, then come over at 21:00 and Suravi will answer all of your questions.
Whoever wishes too may also try a bit of meditation directly on the night, so we suggest to come in comfortable clothing
and to bring a small meditation bench (an alternative could be a firm cushion), a blanket and a yoga mat (an alternative could be an old blanket on which you can lie down on).
For more information please contact Suravi Cristina Micheletti at: 334-3575978.
Drawings and Graphic Compositions
From 19/8/2017 to 24/09/2017
Luciano Barbero, born and raised in Roasio, takes a break from his life of emigration (first in Nigeria, then Ghana, then Sierra Leone and now Greece) to present and exhibition in the building that was his old Elementary School... our Museum! Barbero, architect and author of various essays, articles and books about his work experiences around the world, will color our walls with his drawings and graphic compositions.
The exhibition will open on Saturday 19th of August at 17:00 and end on Sunday 24th of September.
Visitors can enjoy the exhibition every Saturday and Sunday during museum opening hours.
Ubaldo Gianotti presents Luciano Barbero.
Luciano Barbero addresses the crowd
The author accompanies visitors
La Voce di Brusnengo (The Voice of Brusnengo)
From 22/7/2017 to 13/08/2017
From 1948 to 1995, 'La Voce di Brusnengo' was the most loved and appreciated newspaper to all of our emigrants around the world. Everyone who had left Brusnengo and Roasio to search for a better life abroad waited anxiously for the postman to deliver this newspaper to their doorsteps, as these pages would make them feel closer to home. The articles covered every aspect of small town life, from births, to deaths, to weddings, to local news, to economy guides.
The museum wishes to honor this piece of history by displaying the most fun and interesting articles, as well as giving all of our visitors the chance to read through the original copies of 'La Voce' ('The Voice').
The exhibition will open Saturday 22nd of July at 16:00, with a presentation by Piero Poverello, member of the editorial staff of the newspaper.
Market show with ethnic items
From 20/5/2017 to 18/06/2017
Every Saturday and Sunday from May 20th to June 18th from 15:00 to 18:00 we will be hosting a market show filled with wonderful ethnic items. You will find clothes, artifacts and lots of original gift ideas. On the opening day we will also be serving exotic refreshments to all of our guests.
Admission is free and the event is open to all.
Annual opening: New permanent exhibition
From 6/5/2017 to 29/10/2017
The museum will re-open to the public Saturday 6th of May at 15:00, and will be free to visit every Saturday and Sunday from 15:00 to 18:00, until the 29th of October. As always the season will be full of events which are open to everyone, starting from the opening of our brand new permanent exhibition. To keep updated with our program, please subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.