Imagine discovering the “tangible and intangible” traditions and modern history of a people, all within a single environment. Such a place exists in Nuoro within a complex of buildings housing the Museo della Vita e delle Tradizioni Popolari Sarde (the Museum of Sardinian Life and Folk Traditions), formerly called ISRE (Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico - the Regional Ethnographic Institute), being the most complete ethnographic exhibition of the Island. Built between the 1950s and 1960s on the hill of Sant'Onofrio, based on a design by the architect Antonio Simon Mossa, today it is one of the most visited museum complexes on the island, thanks to the skilful representation of the island's cultural and handicraft beauties.