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Museo Diego de Henriquez

Museo Diego de Henriquez
Via Cumano 22, Trieste
34100 Trieste
+39 040 675 4699 / +39 040 985 2420
The Museum developed from the Diego de Henriquez extraordinary collection, acquired by the Municipality of Trieste in 1983, and comprises 15,000 items from the First and Second World War. It is not a war museum as commonly understood, but a “museum of twentieth century society at war”, with its demons and horrors, struggling along the long and difficult path towards peace. The exhibition starts with the images of the funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose assassination, together with that of his wife in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, sparked the Great War and its horrors. It continues with cannons, howitzers, weapons, objects belonging to solders, photographs and propaganda posters, accompanied by explanatory texts that offer a comprehensive overview of general and local history, intertwined with the life of Diego de Henriquez.