The exhibition “Alpine shelters of the past and present: A historic voyage through architecture, culture and environment ” which opened recently at Duca degli Abruzzi Alpine Museum in Courmayeur looks back over the history of the construction of mountain shelters and bivouacs in the Alps through vintage photos, drawings and artistic photographs, testifying to centuries of Alpine culture worth preserving.
The exhibition is presented by the cultural association Cantieri d'alta quota with the support of CAI (Club alpino italiano – the Italian mountain climbers’ club) and the CAI National Mountain Museum and Library, which provided the historical photos and drawings on exhibit.
The exhibition was first held in 2012 and has been travelling to major Alpine resorts. The Courmayeur edition will focus specifically on shelters and bivouacs in the local area and will include a number of items from the museum’s collection, such as a big model of Mont Blanc and an original historical bivouac preserved in the Museum.
Title: Alpine shelters of the past and present: A historic voyage through architecture, culture and environment
Dates: July 12 – September 14 2014
Location: Duca degli Abruzzi Alpine Museum in Courmayeur, Italy
Vintage photos: Archives of the National Mountain Museum – CAI Turin
Photos: Archives of Ribetti Engineers, Stefano Girodo, Giorgio Masserano, Filippo Simonetti, Pascal Tournaire