The Museo Archivio della Memoria (acronym: MAMB) acts as a research center for interdisciplinary studies aimed at a broader understanding of the cultural and natural history of the Bagnone and partly Lunigiana territory and in this sense it was born in 2005 as the heart of the Cultural and Natural Park of the Bagnone Valley.
Educational multi-media sector
Through its daguerreotypes – created by Paolo Raffaelli in the early years of the century – the sector devoted to the 20th century conveys a truly immersive visual experience to visitors looking into the identity of the urban and rural tapestry of Lunigiana. Particular attention is reserved for the history of the women of Lunigiana and their social and economic role.
The archival sector, conserved within the Historic Municipal Archive, is equipped with educational exhibit rooms that use cartography as a tool for learning about topics connected to the history of the territory and its institutions throughout the centuries, also available in digital format through touch screen technology and at the website: www.archiwebmassacarrara.com.
Action and research projects focusing on contemporary history have enabled the acquisition of documents, photographs and oral records that have been deposited within the archive sector to be conserved, catalogued and progressively made available to users. These contents, and the use of digital means of communication (touch screen monitors) during educational activities held in history workshops, provide students with an introductory training to the use of sources both in terms of promoting the local history of Middle Lunigiana, and in terms of understanding its relationship to history as a whole. A “genre” museum, it is also specifically devoted to the role of migrant women.