23 May - 30 November


The world’s pulses on show at the MUSE garden

During 2016, the International Year of Pulses, the MUSE Science Museum in Trento, Italy has planted more than 500 varieties of pulses in its gardens, dividing them according to geographic origin, importance for human nutrition, productive purposes, etc.
Visitors will be able to learn about different cultivation methods throughout history, understand the selection systems that have been widely adopted, and discover which wild species have been selected and modified by man.
In addition, the museum will host the Traditional Pulses Producers Network’s "Slow Beans" touring exhibition from 5 - 6 November. As well as workshops and an exhibition market, there will be conferences for audiences of all ages, and the so-called "Fagioliadi" – a fun cooking competition involving the creation of pulse-based dishes.