Creator and team
Plura eius genera

The staff

The curators of the Museum will accompany you on the guided tour. They will adapt your visit to your preferences, thanks to their long research in the field of mineralogy and mining culture, both scientific and collecting.

massimo umberto tomalino - curator magmax museum asti

Massimo Umberto Tomalino

His great passion for mineralogy began when he was 11.
After earning a degree in Chemistry from the University of Turin and a research doctorate from the Polytechnic of Turin, Massimo Umberto embarked on a career as an industrial chemist that led him to spend twenty years around the world. Despite temporary residences in Barcelona, ​​Paris and London, he teaches chemistry at the Turin Polytechnic, both at the Turin headquarters and at the Tashkent office in Uzbekistan.
The intense professional and academic life at an international level contributed to expanding the mineral collection to all branches of mineralogical-mining collecting.
Passionate popularizer and author of various books on mineralogy and chemistry, Massimo Umberto realizes the dream with Francesca of creating the M.A.G.M.A.X.

francesca busa - curator magmax museum asti

Francesca Busa

Wife of Massimo Umberto, she is a pharmacist and nutritionist but since childhood she has been passionate about natural sciences, archeology and caving. In particular, he develops his interest in mineralogy, even working for free for a year at the mineralogical section of the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin. The meeting with Massimo Umberto in mineralogical environments led her to share her passion for collecting with him and to carry out the M.A.G.M.A.X.


Paolo Tomalino

Son of Massimo Umberto, after his classical studies and contacts with mineralogy “in the field”, accompanying his father on missions together with his sister Enrica, he graduated in Philosophy in Turin. His deep knowledge of history and his passion for cinema provide the solid foundations for building interdisciplinarity between the various themes proposed by the M.A.G.M.A.X project. In particular, Paolo deals with the visibility of the M.A.G.M.A.X through the management of the website and social platforms.

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.