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Educational activities on demand 2020

For adults and families, it is possible to participate in educational itineraries in the Musei Civici of Venice. The activities take place 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 are available in Doge’s Palace, Museum Correr, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of 18th century Venice, Palazzo Mocenigo, Glass Museum in Murano, Lace Museum in Burano and Natural History Museum Giancarlo Ligabue in Venice.

Educational activities are suspended until 3 December 2020, following the DPCM of 3 November 2020.

 

DOGE’S PALACE

For adults

The Doge’s Palace: The Symbol of the City
A dynamic and fascinating guided tour that enables visitors to grasp the extraordinary beauty and complexity of a structure that is the symbol of the city, a building that embodies the highest aspects of Venetian civilisation and was formerly home not only to the Doge but also to the entire state administration. A masterpiece of Gothic art whose interiors also contain marvels of Renaissance and Mannerist architecture, the building is superbly decorated with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto; in effect, a visit to the palace is one massive story told in pictures. The paintings and sculpture adorning the place, together with the architecture and the layout of its interiors, all reflect – in both symbolic and practical form – the workings of the Venetian Republic, the fundamental importance attributed to the various branches of the judicial system and to the visual manifestation of power. This visit through the heart of the city and its history is essential if one is to fully understand them.
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russia

 

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


 

MUSEO CORRER

For adults

The Correr Wunderkammer: a Venetian kaleidoscope
This interactive visit enables to discover the treasures and curiosities to be found in the sort of collections that were at the origin of all our museums. The tour passes from the Neoclassical rooms (with a range of important works by Antonio Canova: marble statues, plaster casts, models, paintings and sketches) on to the various valuable collections that reflect just how cosmopolitan the city has been throughout its history.
The itinerary includes a visit to the exhibition dedicated to Francesco Morosini, the last hero of the Serenissima, in the fourth centenary of his birth.
Duration: 1,30 hours.


 

CA’ PESARO – International Gallery of Modern Art

For adults

Journeys through the Twentieth Century
This guided tour navigates a clear and emotionally-engaging course through the museum’s masterpieces of the twentieth-century art. The comparisons and contrasts which highlight the different tendencies and trends during that century also suggest various directions for further reflection and in-depth study. Organisation on the basis of chronology and theme makes it possible to grasp how the “making of art” changed as the century progressed, with works of the highest quality serving to illustrate a constant process of experimentation and the key phases in the evolution of painting and sculpture. At the same time, this approach is multidisciplinary in inspiration, enabling the students to see changes in art in relation to the radical – perhaps dramatic – transformations that were taking place in the world at the time. The itinerary is enriched by the exhibition “Homage to Umberto Moggioli (1886-1919), open from September 11 to December 8, 2020, that proposes to retrace – through a selection of twenty works, among oils, drawings and etchings of absolute qualitative level – that segment of production that best represents and identifies the painter in the collective imagination.
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Russian


 

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


 

PALAZZO MOCENIGO

For adults

Fashions and Behaviour in Eighteen-century Venice
Within the former home of the aristocratic Mocenigo family, the visit explores original clothing, accessories and fabrics which reflect the taste of an era, a time when Venice was one the main centres in Europe for the production not only of textiles but also of cosmetics and spices preparations. This is the world that underlies the exhibition within the museum, where one can see rare and precious garments, plus a vast range of fabrics produced using highly skilled techniques. Then other senses into play, for within the perfume rooms one can not only study the routes along which precious spices were brought to Europe but also smell these raw materials and the fragrances they were used to create; virtual reproductions even make it possible to leaf through ancient recipe books. All in all, this is a perfect opportunity to explore “all the wiles employed by fair ladies, and every sort of perfumed water and cosmetic that they use to make themselves beautiful.”
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish

 

For families

What goes into – and under – a garment
The fascinating and opulent garments of the eighteen century were often veritable sculptures, mobile decors for the individual. How were these complex affairs made? What special techniques were required to construct those wide skirts, those wasp waists, those embroidered jackets and frills? In other words, how did one go about getting dressed in the morning? What underwear did people use? And how on earth did one wash such fabrics? A trunk full of all that a gentleman or lady required will – together with a life-size mannequin – enable those participating in the visit to explore each phase of the complex process whereby the eighteenth-century aristocrat got dressed.
Duration: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French.
For families with children aged 7-14


 

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.
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

 

For families

Glass treasures and secrets (with glassworking demonstration)
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.
Thanks to the collaboration with ElleGiglass, the experience is enriched by a visit to a real Murano glass production site, where you can see the masters in action.
Duration: 1,30 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: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Russian


 

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

For adults

Nature and museum: stories and collections
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: 1,30 hours.
Languages: Italian, English

 

For 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: 1,30 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 
Activities for adults 100 euros for a maximum of 10 participants, reduced price admission in the museum not included;
Activities for families 80 euro for a maximum of 10 participants including adults (minimum 1, maximum 4), and children up to 14 years old, admission in the museum included.

Info
education@fmcvenezia.it
Tel. +39 041 2700370 – +39 347 9675905 (h 9.30-12.30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)