Museum of Criminal Anthropology
The Museum of Criminal Anthropology was created by Cesare Lombroso in 1876. Its goal was the celebration of a scientific system which is now completely obsolete. It is thus strictly related to Lombroso and his time and stresses the central role of “lombrosism” in positivistic culture at the end of the 19th century and its worldwide diffusion. Several branches of knowledge are concerned with the museum, which is highly interdisciplinary: criminology, anatomy, psychiatry and psychology, sociology, ethnography, anthropology, figurative arts, linguistic and semeiology, jurisprudence, material culture, hygiene, food and work, collective mentality.
Via P. Giuria 15 - 10126 Torino - tel. +39 011 670.81.95