Temporary exhibition
Discovering the gypsum
from 5 July to 31 October 2021
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Astense Museum of Geology, Mineralogy
Mining Art and Crystallography

A room on the top floor of the medieval Quartero tower, in the heart of Asti, houses the M.A.G.M.A.X to offer an immediate 360-degree view of the mineral and mining world, presented from a naturalistic, historical, scientific, artistic and social point of view.

The museum as you want it

Create your own experience

In addition to the guided tour of the permanent exhibition (average duration of 20-30 minutes) and of the temporary exhibition (average duration of 10-15 minutes), the visitor is invited to request – possibly before the visit – an in-depth study on topics of particular interest, not strictly…scientific. Much more is available to satisfy every curiosity: inspirations are not lacking, by consulting the section «The Patrimony of M.A.G.M.A.X». Young visitors will find a trip designed just for them with surprises, improvised experiments, games, toys, dioramas, comics and… some jokes!

What you will see at M.A.G.M.A.X

The Permanent exhibition

The visit of the permanent exhibition deals with the following areas:

  1. NATURE: shape and color of the Mineral Kingdom; precious minerals, rare minerals
  2. CULTURE: art and crafts: mineral resources at the service of creativity and technology;
  3. COSMOS: minerals and rocks from the depths of the Earth to the Moon and beyond, towards science fiction;
  4. SCIENCE: tools to study, discover and classify the mineral world;
  5. HISTORY: the life of miners and raw materials in social and economic development.
The agenda of the M.A.G.M.A.X

Events at the museum

M.A.G.M.A.X periodically organizes a series of events open to the public: conferences, temporary exhibitions, book presentations, educational activities for schools, film clubs.

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Support the M.A.G.M.A.X

Being an independent non-profit cultural organization, M.A.G.M.A.X accepts free offers to support management costs, the organization of events and editorial projects. Contact us to find out how to support us financially or buy our publications on the “Books” page. Supporters of the M.A.G.M.A.X will receive 5 free “mineralogical” video lessons prepared during the year as a bonus!

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Subscribe to the newsletter

If you wish, you can participate in the construction of the M.A.G.M.A.X mailing list, leaving your name and e-mail address; in this way, you will be able to receive news and information directly.

Visita gratuita su appuntamento e guidata in Italiano, Inglese, Spagnolo, Francese.

L’ingresso è libero, ma è importante prenotare.

Free guided tour by appointment in Italian, English, Spanish, French.

Admission is free, but it is important to book in advance.