One of the Museum’s primary aims is education. Learning and discussion are central to what we do, and form the basis for the entire visitor experience. We have a dedicated education team, who:
plan, promote and arrange our educational activities;
create valuable opportunities for exchange and cooperation with local schools;
monitor and evaluate the results of our activities, to make sure that our educational objectives are fully realised.
This educational ethos can be seen in every part of the Museum, but we do have our very own space: the education room. Bright and airy, it’s equipped with interactive multimedia boards and other materials, and this is where we like to hold our learning sessions and workshops. Our educational activities are aimed at schools of every type and level. We offer a wide range of options including guided tours, themed visits and educational workshops.
We offer various ways to engage schoolchildren, including pre-arranged learning packages. But we think it’s a great idea if visitors can organise and adapt their experience of the Museum to suit their own needs and expectations. We always consider the age group and its aspirations, to make sure everyone gets the most out of their time at the Museum. Contact us for advice on finding the best solution for you. If you have something different in mind, our Education team will work with you to customise the learning experience and make your visit special. If you opt for the basic tour, you can add on a workshop, to put your new-found knowledge into practice. We can also combine multiple workshops and tours to complete the experience, with special admission prices for students. The Museum offers a child-friendly experience with outdoor spaces, a restaurant and cafe’. The whole building is wheelchair accessible. We can also offer employment-related training schemes at the Museum, working with schools to decide on the most appropriate learning activities.
The “hands-on” element is essential to making your visit unique and unforgettable. Why? If you work with your hands you’re a workman, if you work with your hands and head you’re an artisan, if you work with your hands, head and heart you’re an artist!
Visit (Museum or Aurora pen factory): 5€/1h
Workshop prices: 5€/1:30h
Visit + workshop: 10€/2:30h
Visit + workshop + Aurora pen factory: 15€/4h
BIG DOTS, LITTLE DOTS!
Being small doesn’t mean being insignificant. Discover the potential of the tiny full stop! Play and learn in a forest of dots.
How is a poem born? Poetry writing exercises starting from different creative stimuli let’s learn to experiment with words and senses to learn how to write emotions!
LOST FOR WORDS!
[primary and middle schools]
Ready to challenge your class with a mystery? Test your knowledge of symbols old and new, to give everyone the right words!
THOUGHTS IN FREEDOM
A journey into the world of sign and writing to test yourself and discover that it’s not only what you write that matters but also how you write it! Futurist calligrams and poems will all be involved in the creation of a choreographic work with free words!
What marks can my hands make? An introduction to graphic signs with fingerprinting on paper.
History of writing workshops
Something’s not right … Put these ancient civilisations in order! Follow the clues and reconstruct the history of writing from pre-history to the Romans, not forgetting the ancient scribes of Egypt.
THE MAGIC ALPHABET – THE STORIES OF AURORA
“Le Storie di Aurora” aims to re-evaluate writing and creativity, trying to create a very strong and direct involvement of the use of the word and its intrinsic meanings. Aurora’s stories tell the figurative story of the alphabet, because every letter has a story and every word is a little secret spell.
I WRITE, THEREFORE I AM!
[middle schools and high schools]
Everyone has their own handwriting, trade, and era. Discover pens, paper, parchment and pencraft in an engaging history-themed role play.
WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?
[primary and middle schools]
An intriguing trip back in time. Put yourself in the shoes of people who didn’t write with the writing implements of the past.
LEARN BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING
[infant, primary, middle and high schools]
From letter stems to the alphabet and beyond: with precision and care you can create beautiful drawings to colour in.
Handwriting exercises for all ages. Learn how to write beautifully and discover the art of calligraphy.
THE SIGN IN THE ART
This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how to draw complex figures such as animals by exploiting the simplicity of the silhouette and the possibilities offered by the brush. Instead of drawing the outlines, we’ll break the animals into various “pieces” that we’ll draw with a few brush strokes or in one move!
WELCOME TO THE ASSEMBLY LINE
[Infant and primary schools]
From the parts to the pen: use dexterity, precision and concentration to make a pen!
HANDWRITING AND JOBS
[Infant and primary schools]
Each job has a different style of writing, and uses different media. Can you recognise them?
SUMMER ACTIVITIES AND FREE TIME
The Museum offers themed visits and educational workshops for children attending summer camps or local community centres during the holidays. We have lots of ways to engage summer camps and activity leaders, from pre-arranged packages through to the option of organising and tailoring your experience to suit your own requirements. We always consider the age group and its aspirations, to make sure everyone gets the most out of their time at the Museum. Contact us for advice on finding the best solution for you.
An exciting narration of the magic of a place destined to speak of writing, and its history from past to present. An exploration of written script and humankind’s ability to leave its unmistakeable mark. Our storytellers will talk you through the tour and invite you to interact with the multimedia platforms. Includes a visit to the temporary exhibition.
Here the paths meet to form a single space: each itinerary offers an exciting, engaging experience. Which will you choose?
- Signs and symbols
- The history of writing
- Make your mark!
The “hands-on” element is essential to making your visit unique and unforgettable. Why? If you work with your hands you’re a workman, if you work with your hands and head you’re an artisan, if you work with your hands, head and heart you’re an artist.
TAKE A BREAK
To allow visitors to relax between tours and workshops, the Museum has an internal courtyard and the “L’Officina” cafe’/restaurant, where you can stop for a break or have a drink and a bite to eat. It’s a full experience designed to introduce children and teens to the world of writing, even in summer! Please contact us if you need further information or have special requirements.
For info and bookings, contact: email@example.com / +39 011 034.30.90