Anthropology collections


At the Museum of Anthropology, humans take centre stage: from our origins in a group of apes that adapted to walk upright, to the first examples of tool production using stone and then metal, and the long journey that took us from Africa to every corner of the Earth.
The museum houses valuable skeletal specimens from prehistoric humans and a large array of fascinating archaeological finds and ethnographic artefacts that speak of the expressive potential of humanity’s many cultures.


The collections will soon be open to visitors in the exhibition itinerary of the Museo della Natura e dell'Uomo


Anthropology collections

Palazzo Cavalli, via Matteotti, 30 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272016


Researchers may visit the museum by appointment. To arrange access, please contact the curator.


Curator: Nicola Carrara
Palazzo Cavalli, via Giotto 1 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272016

Museum technician: Salvatore Restivo
Palazzo Cavalli, via Giotto 1 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8275475

Scientific director of the Museum of Nature and Man: prof. Fabrizio Nestola

Departmental delegate to the Collection: Prof. Luca Pagani
Tel. +39 049 8276290

Department of Biology
via Ugo Bassi 58/b - 35121 Padova
tel. + 39 049 8276178 - fax +39 049 8072213
Head of Department: Prof. Luigi Bubacco