Next to conservation, education is and always has been one of the main objectives of the Museum.
The education department staff works with the aim of communicating contents and creating the conditions for the Museum to be a place for discovery, experience, understanding and inspiration, accessible to all.
Our activities are based on an informal educational approach. In the interactive labs explainers invite groups to conduct the activity first-hand and guide visitors through a process of description and understanding of phenomena. In the guided tours, visitors follow a path rich in observations and narrative, discovering one or more collections, identifying the main characteristics of the objects on display and formulating hypothesis on their functioning.
Experiences in the labs are based on exploration and discovery, not on the verification and formalization of principles and laws. The starting point are a phenomenon or a symbol-object and a question. From here a series of other phenomena or activities, conceptually connected one to the other, lead to a deeper understanding of the initial phenomenon or object.
Our methodology is based on exploration, observation and active involvement, and our aim is to help visitors to use their knowledge and abilities to interpret objects and phenomena and play the lead in their own learning process.