Upon entering, we are right away mirrored in the history of Maniago joining the faces, actions, places and images of the protagonists of the local blacksmith tradition.
The Wizard’s Forge
From the first smithies along the Còlvera ditch in 1453, to the contemporary industry and metalworking, the first part of the exhibition recreates the historical production phases, the places, the tools and the know-how of Maniago blacksmiths (fávris in Friulian).
From obsidian to metal oxide
Cutting was most likely one of the first needs mankind ever had.
This section experiments with and analyses materials, shapes, dimensions, ergonomics of cutting tools in their historical evolution, in particular blades and their handles as vital components.
From Function to Shape
The history of local production ranges from tools for farmers or specific crafts to new and more diverse tools where design plays a pivotal role.
The exhibits witness of and act in the world’s constant changing and, at the same time, tell of the ability of a small production universe and of Maniago’s craftsmen to constantly adjust to it.
Knife as a Symbol
The knife as a symbolic object is illustrated here in its twofold nature of an essential everyday tool and of a dangerous weapon, using examples
from classic mythology, the history of art and folk traditions.
Armando Pizzinato Hall
Hosts the exhibition about the LAMEmoria project.
The Territory Interpretation Centre on Crafts
A place to discover and interpret the territory through its different crafts. A journey through culture, traditions, old workshops and major efforts, that can set learning, educational and tourism processes in motion.
In the museum shop you can buy the products of Maniago knife-makers and publications on the town’s manufacturing history.
Lis Aganis Headquarters
Lis Aganis – Friulian Dolomites Ecomuseum offices.