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Crescere al Museo: from the Rijksmuseum to the Museo Egizio in Turin, good practices meet in Reggio Emilia

By 3 July 2019May 20th, 2020No Comments

On 30 November, the Palazzo dei Musei at Via Spallanzani n. 1 will be playing host to experts from museums, schools, universities and the world of open innovation, where they will attend a conference organised by BAM! Strategie Culturali and Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia and engage in a stimulating discussion about innovative approaches to education outside and inside museums.

The conference forms part of the “Crescere al Museo” initiative organised to celebrate fifty years of educational services at the Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia. There will be three panels on specific topics over the course of the day, each preceded by a keynote speech.


9.00 – 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee
10.00 – 10.30 Institutional greetings and introduction to the day
10.30 – 11.00 Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia: a focus on education. Elisabetta Farioli, director, and Giada Pellegrini, head of History and Archaeology educational projects

11.00 – 13.00 Educating at the museum: comparing experiences

  • The discussion opens with a keynote speech by Annemiek Spronk, Head of Schools – Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • Round table moderated by Margherita Sani (IBC Emilia-Romagna) with Samuela Caliari, head of Audience Development – MUSE di Trento; Annalisa Casagranda, head of education – MART Rovereto; Annemiek Spronk – Rijksmuseum
  • Space for the audience: questions and answers

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00 Beyond institutions: accessibility, mediation and territorial alliances. Innovative approaches for transferring complex contents

  • The discussion opens with a keynote speech by Eugenia Ferrara, head of schools and education – Fondazione Golinelli Bologna
  • Round table moderated by Riccardo Campanini (Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia), with Federica Facchetti and Alessia Fassone, representatives from social and educational inclusion projects, Department of Research, Collecting and Education – Museo Egizio, Turin; Giovanna Brambilla, head of educational services – GAMeC Bergamo; Eugenia Ferrara – Fondazione Golinelli
  • Space for the audience: questions and answers

16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 – 18.00 Educational projects: where is innovation taking us?

  • The discussion opens with a keynote speech by Carla Rinaldi, chair – Fondazione Reggio Children
  • Round table moderated by Matteo Vignoli, (UniMoRe), with Damien Lanfrey, Chief Innovation Officer – MIUR; Cristina Francucci, coordinator of the Department of Art Communication and Education – Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna; Carla Rinaldi – Fondazione Reggio Children
  • Space for the audience: questions and answers

18.00 – 18.30 Conclusion

Crescere al Museo then continues on Saturday 1 December with the “Cosa vuol dire oggi laboratorio in museo?” workshop, to which we would like to invite educators, teachers, students, makers, creatives and anyone with ideas to share. The workshop will involve developing proposals and working together to design a new space devoted to the coming together of museums, education and innovation.

Participation in both days is free subject to availability.

We look forward to seeing you on 30 November from 9.00 at Palazzo dei Musei di Reggio Emilia.