MELE
via Acquasanta 251
16158 Mele (GE)
Website VISIT WEBSITE
Email museocartamele@comune.mele.ge.it
Phone 010 638103
Children SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Suitable for groups SUITABLE FOR GROUPS
Spoken languages ITA

TIMETABLE



Il Museo resterà aperto dal Mercoledì alla Domenica, dalle 9.30 alle 17.30. Per la visita è gradita la prenotazione.

Orario visite guidate (durata, circa 45 minuti)
9.30 (riservato alle scuole)
11.30
14.30
15.30
16.30

 

PRICES



Entrata libera 4,00 euro
Visita guidata 5,00 euro
Visita guidata con fabbricazione guidata di un foglio in carta a mano 6,00 euro
Riduzioni visita guidata: gruppi (più di 8 persone) 4,00 euro
disabili 4,00 euro
bambini sotto i 5 anni 4,00 euro
scuole 4,00 euro (vedi sezione “IL MUSEO E LE SCUOLE”)

 

WHAT WE DO

The paper has represented in Mele an entire population for centuries. Around the XV century in this area the Genoese paper manufacture is born. This was fostered by the presence of creeks useful for the production of energy. Indeed it was needed for the functioning of the big water wheels.
Mele became thus famous all over the world for the characteristics of its paper. It had the peculiarity of not being easily ruined by insects. That is why it became so precious for the big chancellor's offices of the European Royal Houses during the XVI – XVIII centuries.
The arrival of the steam-machines though, sets the decline of the paper industry in all the territory. Hydraulic energy was, until that moment essential for the functioning of paper mills. This was replaced with steam. As a consequence the factories could be located in more comfortable areas. After the '40s there were just 43 of these factories. Which will be all closed during the following decades.
The Paper Museum of Mele has been inaugurated in 1997. The intent is to witness the ancient know-how of the paper production art. This has indeed had a huge importance for the economical and cultural development of this territory. Headquarter of the Center is the ancient “Piccardo” paper mill. This was established in the 1756, and was definitively closed in the 1985.
The Paper Museum of Mele has also turned into a productive center. In this way it is possible to buy objects made with fine paper, following the ancient techniques.
It offers guided visits and artistic workshops for adults, schools and families. The exhibition itinerary is structured with up-to-date interactive techniques. These will lead the visitor through a real sensory journey within the paper world. You can hear again the sound of the old machines and the thunder of the water activating the gears. You will visually retrace all the productive process. This is so thanks to accurate historical reconstructions and to the presence of perfectly preserved machineries.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Here at Museo della Carta di Mele, you can experience:
- workshop for adults
- guided tours for groups
- classes for kids

MUSEO DELLA CARTA DI MELE

WHAT WE DO
The paper has represented in Mele an entire population for centuries. Around the XV century in this area the Genoese paper manufacture is born. This was fostered by the presence of creeks useful for the production of energy. Indeed it was needed for the functioning of the big water wheels.
Mele became thus famous all over the world for the characteristics of its paper. It had the peculiarity of not being easily ruined by insects. That is why it became so precious for the big chancellor's offices of the European Royal Houses during the XVI – XVIII centuries.
The arrival of the steam-machines though, sets the decline of the paper industry in all the territory. Hydraulic energy was, until that moment essential for the functioning of paper mills. This was replaced with steam. As a consequence the factories could be located in more comfortable areas. After the '40s there were just 43 of these factories. Which will be all closed during the following decades.
The Paper Museum of Mele has been inaugurated in 1997. The intent is to witness the ancient know-how of the paper production art. This has indeed had a huge importance for the economical and cultural development of this territory. Headquarter of the Center is the ancient “Piccardo” paper mill. This was established in the 1756, and was definitively closed in the 1985.
The Paper Museum of Mele has also turned into a productive center. In this way it is possible to buy objects made with fine paper, following the ancient techniques.
It offers guided visits and artistic workshops for adults, schools and families. The exhibition itinerary is structured with up-to-date interactive techniques. These will lead the visitor through a real sensory journey within the paper world. You can hear again the sound of the old machines and the thunder of the water activating the gears. You will visually retrace all the productive process. This is so thanks to accurate historical reconstructions and to the presence of perfectly preserved machineries.
City MELE
via Acquasanta 251
16158 Mele (GE)
Timetable Il Museo resterà aperto dal Mercoledì alla Domenica, dalle 9.30 alle 17.30. Per la visita è gradita la prenotazione.

Orario visite guidate (durata, circa 45 minuti)
9.30 (riservato alle scuole)
11.30
14.30
15.30
16.30
Price Entrata libera 4,00 euro
Visita guidata 5,00 euro
Visita guidata con fabbricazione guidata di un foglio in carta a mano 6,00 euro
Riduzioni visita guidata: gruppi (più di 8 persone) 4,00 euro
disabili 4,00 euro
bambini sotto i 5 anni 4,00 euro
scuole 4,00 euro (vedi sezione “IL MUSEO E LE SCUOLE”)
Website Visit website
Email Write an email
Phone 010 638103
Children SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Suitable for groups SUITABLE FOR GROUPS
Spoken languages ITA

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WHAT YOU CAN DO
Here at Museo della Carta di Mele, you can experience:
- workshop for adults
- guided tours for groups
- classes for kids

EXPERIENCES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

WORKSHOP

GIUSEPPE, PAPER MAKER

HANDMADE PAPER: COMPLETE COURSE

108€

The course will allow the participants to explore all the steps in how to make paper by hand. We will start from valuable cotton fibers: beginning with refining it and ending with the drying process, we will also cover decorating and texturing.

MELE, GE

WORKSHOP

GIUSEPPE, PAPER MAKER

HANDMADE PAPER: BASIC TECHNIQUES

60€

The course anticipates creating hand made paper of different weights and compositions with methods that sadly are close to being forgotten. You will learn the different fazes of fabrication, starting from the cotton fiber: -Ginning -Baling -Carding -Spinning

GENOVA, GE

WORKSHOP

ALESSANDRA E ANDREA, CHALCOGRAPHY

ACQUAFORTE ETCHING 101

120€

In this workshop I'll guide you through the process of making a copper mold that will be used in the printing phase! I will then let you know the technique of chalcographic incision called "acquaforte". All the steps of the process will be carried out following the oldest and most traditional technique. You will make a drawing of your choice that will be placed on a small copper slab. You will then engrave this plate with a metal scriber after having covered it with a layer of hot wax. We will create channels out of the traces you had drew and engraved where we will deposit some ink. This will bring us to the inking stage. Then, finally, we will print our design on engraving paper using the chalcographic press. You get to keep the matrix you made and the print!

ACQUI TERME, AL

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