Management and Promotion
In 2005 the Colline Metallifere Cooperative gained the management of the “Gateways of National Technological and Archaeological Park of Colline Metallifere” (Tuscan Mining Geopark) of Massa Marittima, Monterotondo, Montieri and Scarlino.The staff managing the “Gateways” of the Park attends touristic information about the Park, spreading literature and promotional material, booking guided tours and didactical activities.
EXHIBITIONSSince the eighties, the Cooperative has collaborated several times to mount art, photo and archaeological exhibitions.
Since August 2007, with the opening of Palazzo dell’ Abbondanza (Abundance Palace) as conference and exhibition room for contemporary art exhibitions, the Cooperative has managed it during the exhibitions’ opening time, entrusting with the task of opening/closing, ticket office, bookshop, information office, cleaning and care of the rooms, guided tours and didactical activities, organization of lectures, introductions and any other cultural activity related to the current exhibitions.
Since 1989 the Colline Metallifere Cooperative manages both car parking places with automated parking access control system and ticket dispensing machine, and parking meters. Its momentous site of parking places is in Mazzini Square in Massa Marittima, nearby the historical centre: it’s an automated parking access control system for 70 cars, with also a battery charging service.We have made some magnetic ticket payment cards with a 30% discount for people who daily work in the historical centre. We have entered into an agreement on some special prices for companies and shops. The staff working in our car parking places have got a traffic assistant card license.
Among the exhibitions hosted in the Abundance Palace we can mention:Joke’r by Robert Combas, Iron by Igor Mitoraj, Dreams on the road by Giuliano Ghelli, Joie de vivre in Maremma By Niki de Saint Phalle.To each of them the Cooperative collaborated both with the mounting and the promotion.