The scientific research is carried out by the staff of the museum, members of the “G. Zannato” Association of Friends of the Museum, external researchers and scientific consultants, and staff of Italian and foreign universities and research institutions. Their work is supervised by the Scientific Committee of the Museum-System Agno-Chiampo and by the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the provinces of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza.
The results of this research are published in paper “Studi e Ricerche”, which is promoted by the Association, the Museum and in various Italian and international scientific journals.
The Museum “G. Zannato”, with the collaboration of Natural History Museum of Milan, was the promoter of “1° Workshop on Mesozoic and Tertiary Decapod Crustaceans” at Villa Cordellina-Lombardi of Montecchio Maggiore in 2000 and it collaborated in the following editions.
Laboratories and scientific facilities
The Museum is provided of a laboratory for the study of relics and specimens, minerals and fossils with:
- infrared spectrophotometer (IR)
- polarizing microscope
- binocular microscopes
- equipment for chemical microanalysis
Papers, Studies and Researches
Scientific publications of the Museum and the Friends of the Museum "G. Zannato "
From 1994 the museum publishes a periodical scientific journal, Studi e Ricerche, as well as a series of monographs and articles of a naturalistic or archaeological interest. In these publications are presented researches on mineralogy, fauna, flora and archeology pertinent to the Veneto region, focused mainly on the Vicenza area.
There are currently two scientific projects in which everyone can participate and contribute by exploring the area and recording the species observed through the platform inaturalist
Active since 2021, it collects the observations of animals and plants present on Monte Nero in Montecchio Maggiore, a fragile and very particular ecosystem, well known since historical times, but whose evolution needs new data and a continuous monitoring.
Active since 2021 as a collaboration between the Naturalistic Archaeological Museum of Vicenza, the Friends of the Museums of Vicenza and the Zannato Museum, it aims to compile an Atlas of Coleoptera of Berici. It collects all the historical and recent reports of coleopteran insects present in the Berici Hills area.
A film, which was managed and sponsored by the Friends of the Museum “G. Zannato”, talks about the activities of research, cleaning and study that are developed by the researchers of the Museum with the purpose of protect and enhance the paleontological heritage, in particular way the carcinological one, of the Vicenza area.
A completely new immersion in an aquatic world that no longer exists.
An emotional journey into the chronological abysses of deep time.
You can find this and all the other scientific and popular videos in the museum youtube channel