Visitors centre of the Gran Paradiso National Park - Alpinart: "The Cogne mine..."

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The exhibition centre Alpinart
Exhibition on the magnetite mine in Cogne, with an illustration of its history, geology, the mining complex and the activities that were carried out there.
The exhibition features tools and instruments used by the miners, as well as the showing of the film “Le miniere”, shot in 1938 by Marco Elter for the “Istituto Luce”.

The visitors centre
The visitors centre of the Gran Paradiso National Park is a research laboratory: the concept revolves around using and managing the land, only possible through the in-depth knowledge of environmental data.
The centre is intended for a heterogeneous and varied public: schools, tourists, residents and experts.
Visitors can choose either the “spectacular and thrilling” approach or stop for increasingly detailed discussions. The water, the wood-field, wildlife and man are the themes that characterise the exhibition route which is not organised into a set path. Visitors can choose their “route” according to their specific interests and the level of detail they are looking for.

Hydraulic Power Section
The development of iron metallurgy and other industries in the Aosta Valley originated from the extraction activities of magnetite in the mines of Cogne and from the presence of local renewable energy sources such as water.
In Cogne, one of the first stations to have used water as an energy source was the hydraulic power station of Molina, acquired by Carlo Jeantet and then donated for display in the Hydraulic Power Section in the exhibition dedicated to mining, where it is possible to see the restored station and a video which explores its historical and technical elements.

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Centro Visitatori Cogne - Fondation Grand-Paradis
Village Minier
11012 COGNE (AO)
 
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