The year 2009, the centenary of the death of Cesare Lombroso, founder of criminal anthropology, saw the renovation of “his” unique museum.

The collections include anatomical specimens, drawings, photographs, examples of material evidence, written documents, and valuable craft and artistic works created by asylum and prison inmates.

The new museum displays are also intended to provide the visitor the conceptual tools to understand how and why this controversial scientist came to formulate the theory of criminal atavism and what were the errors in his scientific method that led him to found a science that turned out to be so erroneous.