Museo delle Civiltà
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini"
The mission of the Educational Service, opened in 1992 as the Education Department, is to promote the more effective use of the museum and to improve the ways in which the museum communicates with a diverse public.
The users of the museum, especially the local schools, are our "community" and we strive to include them in activities which focus on participation and reflection as well as observation:
• we encourage the active use of the collections by visitors through a comparative and contextualizing teaching programme which is designed to distinguish the archaeological and ethnographic collections;
• we promote critical discussion of anthropological identities and differences and encourage visitors to reflect on their perceptions in order to enhance understanding of the diversity of other cultures and to reconsider the historical reality of the particular contexts.
Educational resources for blind and visually impaired visitors
Resources include: audio materials, a map of the exhibition hall in Braille, catalogue cards and captions in Braille and tactile zones where items may be handled.
Technical Secretariat, Educational Service