-Istituto Italiano di  Idrobiologia, history timeline

- Edgardo Baldi, obituary

- seminar / development proposal (pdf):
Travelling through Italian science museums:
 the ancient instruments ofCrypta Baldi, ver. 2.0
entrata crypta
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 roberto bertoni
n 2015 I created a small museum of the ancient instruments of limnology, the science that studies lakes. For over a century, limnology has been developed in Verbania in Villa De Marchi, the historical seat of the Italian Institute of Hydrobiology, now part of IRSA (Istituto di Ricerca Sulle Acque of CNR).
The museum, called
Crypta Baldi, is housed in the villa's former icehouse, a hidden underground crypt. It is dedicated to Edgardo Baldi, the first director of the institute since its foundation in 1938. I invite you to visit the Crypta Baldi, in the hope that your steps among the
traces of research from the past will increase your need for science in the future.

                                  Roberto Bertoni

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