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Educational activities on demand in closed Museums – June/July 2020

For adults and families, starting from Saturday 22 June, it will be possible to participate in educational itineraries in the Musei Civici of Venice. The activities will take place in closed museums, on specific days and time slots, offering a unique experience for visitors.
The itineraries will be organized for groups of maximum 10 people, accompanied by museums educators. The educational activities will be available in June and July in Doge’s Palace, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of 18th century Venice, Glass Museum in Murano, Lace Museum in Burano and Natural History Museum Giancarlo Ligabue in Venice.

 

DOGE’S PALACE

For adults

1. Art, image and representation: an art-historical itinerary exploring Doge’s Palace masterpieces
The Republic of Venice always paid great importance to its image, to its representation, and not for purposes of a “personal” nature, but to give body, depth and visibility to its role among the powers of time. Art had the task of embodying this identity, forging its image, expecially in the Doge’s Palace, that was the official seat of the Republic. This itinerary enables participants to grasp its extraordinary beauty and complexity, discovering meanings, symbols, messages of its suberb decorations. Obviously, the accomplishment of these works was always entrusted to the most important artists, including masters of XVI Century Venetian art such as Veronese, Tiziano, Tintoretto.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Languages Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russia

2. Understanding the palace: architecture and sculpture between gothic and renaissance
A dynamic visit to the Doge’s Palace that focuses in particular upon the fabric of the building and its history, upon the construction of an extraordinary architectural “appartus” and its wonderful sculptures. This tour is  an unmissible journey through the unique Venetian interpretation of Gothic and Renaisance languages, who flourished in the most important and powerful centuries of he city’s history.   Finally, there will be a surprise to take back home that will enable participants to create something very nice and “close” to the experience  of this special visit.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Languages Italian, English, French, German

 

For families

1. The Lion Hunt
What better than a lion, the very symbol of Venice, to lead children on a more unusual trip around the Doge’s Palace. In this ‘lion hunt’ they must find various painted and sculpted depictions of the animal throughout the Palace, and “win” some items that, put together, will result in a lion-like surprise to take home
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian.
For families with children aged 5-10

2. The Palace with a Tale to Tell
This interactive visit is designed to enable participants to discover the history and artistic wealth of the Palace. Divided into stages, it uses games, hidden clues, stories and legends to engage the children, each of whom will have an activity book that they can take away with them and then use for follow-up work or at home. The activities and level of information all vary depending upon the age-level of the students.
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian.
For families with children aged 11-14


 

CA’ REZZONICO – Museum of 18th century Venice

For adults

1. “Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting…”
The eighteenth century saw the development in Europe of a variety of significant artistic movements that succeeded each other or intertwined, and this both in the figurative arts and in music. Venice was one of the centres of this artistic blossom. In the most beautiful palazzo in the city, decorated by the greatest artists during the splendid period of eighteenth-century Venetian painting, this unprecedented and engaging itinerary combines a musical selection of pieces (by artists such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, to name a just few) with spaces and works of art in the museum. The effect is one of overwhelming power of suggestion, with which to relive and understand – thanks to the immediacy of music combined with the almost total visual experience that Ca’ Rezzonico allows – the context in which these artistic experiences developed.
Duration: 2 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, German

2. Venice in the eighteenth century. Myths and splendour, intellect and reason, towards a “New World”
In one of the city’s most opulent aristocratic residences myths and allegories serve to convey the Venetian aristocracy’s image of itself; however, at the same time, a new world can be seen emerging, a more realistic approach to the depiction of the world around us. The visit to Ca’ Rezzonico is a course of “full immersion” in elegance and great art; but it is also an opportunity to reflect upon the century of the Enlightenment, with a multidisciplinary approach highlighting the different ways in which that period can be understood.
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian

 

For families

1. Canaletto, Venice and… its gondolas
In the monumental entrance hall on the ground floor, the Ca’ Rezzonico museum houses Laura, the oldest gondola in Venice , which certainly belonged to a patrician family. But how many stories and secrets can a gondola tell us? We will discover it together, then move on to the second floor of the museum, where we will observe the gondolas depicted in the famous views by Canaletto and other painters that allow us to “enter” the life of eighteenth-century Venice. But that’s not all: in the workshop, against a backdrop taken from Canaletto, after building it with our own hands, we will insert a “real” small 3D gondola that we can colour and reinterpret as we like! The participants will also be offered a leaflet that will suggest a circuit/game to play after the activity, exploring the places in the city portrayed by eighteenth-century landscape painters seen in the museum and comparing them with how these places look today.
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French.
For families with children aged 8-14

2. How does Venice work?
Understanding how Venice is made, how it works and how it worked in the past is the first step to living it, respecting and enjoying it. Why is the urban fabric of the city, which is so dense, characterised by so many campi and corti (squares)? Why is there a wellhead in every square? Why do the chimneys have such bizarre shapes? How do the houses and palaces stand in the water? These and many other questions will be answered in a special itinerary in which Ca’ Rezzonico, a magnificent mansion built between the seventeenth and eighteenth century, lends itself perfectly as example and at the same time as a perfect observation point. We will start from the nearby Campo San Barnaba (meeting at the well) and then we will reach the water entrance to the palace on the Grand Canal. It is that here our exploration starts in search of answers to the above questions, and searching for the answers will lead us all the way up… to the attic!
Each experience will then be documented and summarised in the workshop, during which the participants, divided into teams, will put together a really special board and, to finish, there will be a surprise to take back home.
Duration: 2 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French.
For families with children aged 8-14


 

GLASS MUSEUM IN MURANO

For adults

Glassmaking: an art and its history
The thousand-year craft of Venetian glass-making is recounted in a guided tour through the rooms of the museum, which houses some of the famous works that made, and continue to make, the city’s glass legendary throughout the world – not only for the technical skill of its craftsmen but also for the creativity of the artists and designers who have drawn inspiration from the huge potential of glass as a material. Furthermore, thanks to collaboration with ElleGi Glass, it is possible to see these craftsmen in action within in a Murano glassworks (on working days only, in the morning).
Duration: 1,30 hours (2 hours with glassmaking demonstration).
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

 

For families

1. Inventions, hazards and closely-guarded secrets of a very special craft
A dynamic interactive visit, with a special briefcase containing real-life samples and other materials and each participant having an activity book. All of this enables them to understand the amazing history of a precious craft which, over the centuries, has involved a number of different civilisations – a story that combines technical know-how, trade secrets and what at times seems little short of magic.Thanks to collaboration with with ElleGi Glass it is possible to combine the visit to the museum with a tour around an actual Murano glass works, where you can see master craftsmen in action (on working days only, in the morning).
Duration: 1,30 hours (2 hours with glassmaking demonstration).
Languages: Italian, English, French, German.
For families with children aged 8-14

2. Glass treasures and secrets
A playful tour, supported by real materials to touch and cards that can also be used by those unable yet to read, with many things to do, in order to discover some true, fundamental secrets of the art of glass and the museum’s masterpieces with joy and naturalness.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French.
For families with children aged 4-7


 

LACE MUSEUM IN BURANO

For adults & families

The thread of the lagoon
A guided tour to discover the rich collection of lace from the sixteenth up to the twentieth century shown in the museum, that is housed in the amazing seat of the ancient School were the complicated original techniques of this art were learnt by the young girls of the island. At the end of the visit, The participants  are also given an activity book MUVE Education (in English) suggesting an amusing itinerary that they can follow by themselves in exploring the island of Burano
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Russian


 

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

For adults & families

Exploring a Very Special Museum
A visit to this museum is a fascinating experience that brings many different senses into play: in each room, touch, sight and hearing all contribute to our understanding. And each section of the museum is a complete unit, making the place a series of museums within the museum. The first “journey” one undertakes is to the origins of life on earth, exploring fossils and the world of dinosaurs. Then one looks at how natural history collections themselves have evolved, from the days of ancient explorers to those of modern scientific researchers. And finally there is a fascinating section that looks at the enormous variety in the strategies upon which the maintenance of life depends – from movement to nutrition.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Languages: Italian, English


 

Reservations

Booking the activities is possible only online >>>
For adult activities choose Adults > Guided tours
For family activities choose Families > MUSEUMS FOR FAMILIES “ON DEMAND”

Prices (admission in the museum included)
Activities for adults 100 euros for a maximum of 10 participants;
Activities for families 80 euro for a maximum of 10 participants including adults (minimum 1, maximum 2), and children up to 14 years old.