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Poisons, instructions for use

Alessandro Blasetti
Science Museum – Camerino University

24 October 2013 - 30 May 2014
  • Exhibition

The exhibition “Poisons, instructions for use” will be on display from October 25th 2013 to May 31st 2014 at the Science Museum, Crivelli Hall, Polo Museale of Camerino University. According to Paracelsus, “the right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy”. So the exhibition presents a sensorial and scientific journey not only through poisons and venoms from plants and animals: are also proposed natural drugs which crossed our history, culture, science and tradition. Display panels, living animals, herbarium specimens, antique books and multimedia will guide public through the exhibition. Lectures, workshops, theatre performances and educational events for children will be organized to involve public on weekends during the whole period.


  • poisons
  • venoms
  • natural drugs.


Museo delle Scienze - Università di Camerino

Situated since 2003 in the splendid ex Convent of San Domenico, the Science Museum of Camerino University was founded in 1988. After the seismic crisis of august – october 2016, the museum is temporarily closed to the public. The most important collection of the Natural Science Museum in the field of natural history is the “Colfiorito Basin” fossil collection. Excavations have been carried out since 1987 in the two sites of Collecurti and Madonna del Piano, Colfiorito basin (Umbria-Marche Apennine), near Camerino.

This collection presents fossil bones belonging to hippopotamuses, elephants, rhinos and other Quaternary fauna.