28/05/2019 - Events

With the celebration of the Italian Republic Day, our territory welcomes the new season of the Biellese Museum Network, a project proposed and coordinated by the Valle Elvo and Serra Eco-museum in collaboration with the Biellese Ecomuseum (of which it is a part).

On June 2, 2019, for all 37 sites, the curtain is raised on the 2019 edition: next Sunday the cultural journey that, for seven years, colors the wool province with culture has continued.

The territorial project of the Network – which is renewed annually since 2012 – is more alive than ever and develops and articulates gradually weaving a new fabric of relationships between many cultural actors, public and private, favoring the sharing of resources for the enhancement of the assets of the ecomuseums, museums, castles, palaces, natural areas and other sites of interest in the Biella area.


The numbers manage to give a clear picture of the evolution of the project: from 2012 to 2019 the Network involved 44 different museums located in 32 municipalities, selecting 184 operators specially trained and remunerated to assist the site managers and ensure a constant opening in the summertime; in the first seven years, moreover, the sites of the network have registered around 97.600 visitors. The success achieved so far continues with a season that exceeds the record of sites of the previous year, now reached 37 (the novelty – or rather the return – is the Palace of the Princes of Masserano).

Operator training

The Network, also this year, in April issued a call for tenders to select museum operators who will work in 37 sites in the province of Biella. The operators are following a training program during several meetings, through which they have the opportunity to deepen the direct knowledge of all the museum sites of the Network, not only that of competence.

The 37 sites

There are 37 sites in the Biellese Museum Network 2019: Antonio Bertola military engineer; Atelier of the sculptor Massimino Perino; Casa Menabrea; House Museum of the Upper Cervo Valley; Birthplace of Pietro Micca; Casa Zegna; Vialardi Castle of Verrone; Lake Viverone Documentation Center; Documentation Center on Iron Processing; Documentation Center on Emigration; Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation; Ecomuseum of the Cossatese and the Baragge; Ecomuseum of the Montanara Civilization; Ecomuseum of the Iron Working; Ecomuseum of the Terracotta; Ecomuseum of Constructive Tradition; Ecomuseum of Viticulture; Ex Mill Susta; Wheel Factory; FAI – Enrico Collection; Lanificio Botto and workers’ village; Cluniac monastery of Castelletto Cervo; Bramaterra Museum; Passion Museum; Museo degli Acquasantini; Migration Museum; Museum of Childhood; Gold and Bessa Museum; Territory Museum; Gold and Stone Laboratory Museum; WWF Oasis Botanical Garden of Oropa; Palace of the Princes of Masserano; Palazzo Ferrero; Palazzo Gromo Losa; Palazzo La Marmora; Burcina Nature Reserve “Felice Piacenza”; Sanctuary of San Giovanni d’Andorno.

The openings and the material

The sites of the Biellese Museum Network can be visited every Sunday – starting from the next – until October 13th (in addition to the August 15th holiday), from 14.30 to 18.30.

To view the map of the 2019 edition of the Network see attachment.