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Museo Fuori! in Turin: a real dialogue between museums and the city.

By 16 November 2021No Comments

The BAM! team has contributed to the Turin edition of Museo Fuori!, which will conclude with the presentation of the prototypes on Sunday 24 October.

Saturday 16 October marked the start of Museo Fuori!, a new format born out of the collaboration between Generazione Ponte, Museomix Italia and BAM! Strategie Culturali, which will liven up the city of Turin until 24 October.

During the course of the week, eighteen participants from a broad range of backgrounds (cultural mediator, maker, heritage content expert, designer), divided into three teams, will put themselves out there to create a prototype that will take the collections outside the museum walls. Two of Turin’s most important museums will be involved: the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano and the Museo di Arti Decorative – Fondazione Accorsi-Ometto. The creation of the prototypes, which will be real tools for cultural mediation, will follow the guidelines (“playing fields”) proposed by the museums and organisations involved. The aim of the three “playing fields” is to reflect the multifaceted nature of the city of Turin. In greater detail, it seeks to implement a project to overcome the barriers to cultural enjoyment faced by citizens with a migrant background. The teams will be assisted by facilitators and “experts” (in cultural integration, digital craftsmanship, design, etc.), who will help them develop their project.

The first day of Museo Fuori! got off to a start packed with surprises!

The mixers immediately tuned into each other and the guided tours in the two museums were animated by a lot of healthy curiosity. The presentation of the partners provided the teams with the right thematic input to approach the project. Following a shared brainstorming session, each group then surprisingly chose a different “playing field”: some will be focusing on “Bridges between cultures”, some will attempt to define “We’re all ordinary. We’re all heroes!” and some will be involved in “Sharing is caring”.

During the week, the teams will operate in complete autonomy to create and design the prototype. They will be able to visit the two museums and explore the aspects they’re working on with the staff, make use of the workshops provided by the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano and the Fablab Torino and, today, they will be taking part in the “Fai Community” workshop to stimulate networking and ideas.

Museo Fuori! will conclude on Sunday 24 October with the public presentation of the prototypes at the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento. Click here for the Facebook event to keep up to date with everything that is happening.

For more information on Museo Fuori, visit the MUSEO MIX ITALIA website and Facebook page.