Venice is an inexhaustible source of material for historical and artistic research, and the city’s museums play a key role here through the presentation of books, theme-based workshops, conferences, discussions and higher-education courses.
On the one hand, there are continual on-going courses designed for students and professionals in a range of different disciplines; on the other, there are “study services” such as tutoring for degree and research theses, access to archives and collections (for further information contact us firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also look for specialist training and apprenticeships (in Italian language only).
As part of our way of understanding and proposing museums as “hypertexts”, there are three important special projects, two arranged with two courses at the Department of Comparative Linguistic Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and one with the course of Paper Technology at the Accademia di belle Arti di Venezia, all aimed at an active use of the museum as educational space.
1) Venice and Mitteleuropa: the example of Ca’ Pesaro
The project stems from the collaboration between the Master’s Degree Course in Languages and Literature, American, European and Postcolonial Studies of the Department of Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Studies of Ca’ Foscari and the Educational Service of the Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani. It is aimed at students of Germanic studies and seeks to examine the link between Venice and Mitteleuropa with particular attention to the collections of Ca’ Pesaro. It is divided into two sections: the first takes place within the setting of the international Kulturkritik der Wiener Moderne (1890-1938) conference organised by the Department in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg from 25 to 27 September. After a formative activity at Ca’ Pesaro organised by our Educational Service, the students will develop a thematic course in German to be offered to the participants of the workshop during a visit. The second part of the project includes two “lessons in the museum” (8 October and 8 November) as part of the programme of the first semester of the course, aimed at illustrating the relationship between Venice and the German-speaking art world between the late nineteenth century and the 1940s.
2) Theories of linguistic education at the Museum
As part of the course of “Theories of linguistic education” scheduled for the first semester of the academic year 2018/19, four meetings will be held in the museum with the students taking part in the course in order to raise awareness of the reality of the civic museums and show how the museum is a hypertext that can also be used for language learning activities. In this context, students will be able to experiment with some CLIL laboratories already on offer in our museums, in order to reflect on the benefits but also on the critical aspects of conducting a linguistic activity out of the classroom.
3) A month of paper
A month (from 5 September to 6 October) dedicated to the many creative possibilities linked to the use of paper, focused around an exhibition showing the best works produced during the Paper Technology course at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia and of Paper Design of the Istituto Palladio of Verona, both held in the academic years between 2015 to 2018 by prof. Dario Cestaro who, in addition to artistic, academic and publishing activities, has also for some time been holding some creative workshops within our service. During the “paper month”, in addition to the exhibition, there will also be study activities and workshops on the topic, aimed at different user groups and oriented towards various, specific specialisations.