The building in which the Museo della Bonifica is located is an ex clarisse convent built in 1967. The project was made by the architects Bianchi and Zambusi from Padova and by one of the great venecians architects: Carlo Scarpa. When the number of the clarisse became lower, the edifice was assigned to different uses, till when in 1982 the municipality bought it to contains the borning city museum. Formally the museum was founded in 1975 with an act from the town council and later it was approved by the Council. The original idea was the preparation of a material collection concerning the farmer's culture of the territory. With the decision which aproved the institution of the museum, we can deduce that the museum was born as "Museum of the people of Veneto and Basso Piave".
The Reclamation monument, located outside the Museum, made by Pietro Bertacco and inaugurated on October 4, 1981
The succesful collaboration with Consorzio della Bonifica "Basso Piave" of San Donà di Piave, began since the end of the 1970's and has guaranteed a substantial range of plastic models and pictures which shows the reclamation's enterprise. The original denomination was changed in "Museo della Bonifica" in memory of theimportant transformation work of the territory, began at the end of 18th century and ended in the first half of the 19thcentury.Immediately it has been realize that the expositive space were lacking compared to the exposed material. For this reason, it has been designed a new wing, realized through a community loan and it was opened to the public in 1998.
Some images: the reception; "choir room" - conference room