Educational Activities

 

Educational Activities

 



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.

 

SCHOOLS

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.

 


 

WORKSHOPS

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!

Workshop prices: 5€/1h
Visit + workshop: 10€/2h
Visit + workshop + Aurora pen factory: 15€/4h

 



 

Writing Workshops

 

 

BIG DOTS, LITTLE DOTS!

[infant school]

Being small doesn’t mean being insignificant. Discover the potential of the tiny full stop! Play and learn in a forest of dots.

 

 

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!

 

 

CREATIVE PRINTS

[infant school]

What marks can my hands make? An introduction to graphic signs with fingerprinting on paper.

 

 

History of writing workshops

 

 

CHAOTIC CIVLIZATIONS

[primary schools]

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Writing workshops

 

 

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.

[primary schools]

Handwriting exercises for all ages. Learn how to write beautifully and discover the art of calligraphy.

 

 

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.

GUIDED TOURS

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.

THEMED VISITS

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!

WORKSHOPS

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! The price is EUR 3 per child, per experience (for example museum visit + workshop, total EUR 6). We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum. Please contact us if you need further information or have special requirements.

For info and bookings, contact: info@officinadellascrittura.it / +39 011 034.30.90