1984 & 1985
Elementary School, Maniago
The association Pro Maniago organizes the first and second Historical exhibition and fair of Maniago knife producers.
24th November, Casa della Gioventù
The Museum Foundation Committee organises the conference “A Museum in Maniago”.
We should create a dynamic structure that allows the community to learn about its history, that provides the drive for a range of studies and non-superficial researches into the world of knifemakers, and that supports a modern school. Not a dead hub, but a living and vital centre that actively participates in the cultural and social development of the town.
Paolo Rosa Fauzza
September, Verdi Theatre
The Pro Maniago and the Museum of Blacksmith’s Art Committee organize the third Historical exhibition and fair of Maniago knife producers.
By City Council Resolution No. 28, the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery is formally instituted, based in the former Spinning Mill, in Via Battiferri No. 1.
By City Council Resolution No. 25, the Statute of the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery is approved.
By City Council Resolution No. 26, the agreement with the Association for the Promotion of Blacksmith’s Art to manage the Museum of Cutlery is approved.
1998 > 2005
The Museum operates in the former Spinning Mill.
Prof. Roberta Altin of the Department of Economics, Society and Territory of the University of Udine presents “Coricama: a museum anthropology project for the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery of Maniago”, the foundation for the set-up of the exhibition in the new premises of the former Coricama factory.
The museum takes on not only the task of collecting, preserving and enhancing exhibits and testimonies, thus retrieve past tradition. It also aims at being the place where to reconstruct the scientific knowledge, and the technical and operational know-how in their production and use contexts. Hence, while starting from local traditions, it will help visitors to gain awareness about the evolutions and transformations […], in order to understand the dynamics behind the change.
By City Council Resolution No. 29, the Rules and Regulations of the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery – Co.Ri.Ca.Ma is approved.
MBAC staff training in preparation for the new set-up.
Instructors: eng. Paolo Rosa Fauzza – prof. Roberta Altin.
The relocation of the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery to the former Co.Ri.Ca.Ma. factory is completed.
The exhibition on the first floor is set-up.
The Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery becomes a Cell of the Lis Aganis – Friulian Dolomites Regional Ecomuseum.
The new set-up of the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery opens: ground floor, sections 1 and 2.
The Museum catalogue “CORICAMA. Mirror of the community”, curated by prof. Roberta Altin is published.
The Territory Interpretation Centre on Crafts opens on the ground floor.
The LAMEmoria project begins.
The National Documentation Centre on Knives is founded.
By City Council Resolution No. 10, the new Rules and Regulations of the MBAC is approved.
The Friends of the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery Association is founded.