Schools at the Museum 2014>2015

Activities at Lace Museum

ACTIVITIES AT LACE MUSEUM 2014-15 FOR NON-ITALIAN SPEAKING VISITORS

Active tours

In Search of the King Rooster
The hunt for rooters, peacocks, carnations and pomegranates that are hidden between the extraordinary interlaces of Venice. Through an introductive game the kids will fall into the shoes of little explorers on a search for the forms and decorative motifs that have evolved over the centuries.
Who is it for: Primary School
Duration: An hour and a half
When: Everyday except Monday
Time: From 10 on
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

On the Crest of a Wave
Who could wear precious lace? What was its use? The itinerary winds its way down a time line that explains how lace developed in both its form and daily use. At the end of this journey, a large piece of lace will be made using the structures and techniques of the Venice point; at the end of the workshop the class may take this away with them as a memory of their visit to the museum.
Who is it for: Primary School (Grades 3-5) and Lower Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Everyday except Monday
Time: From 10.00 on
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

Lace is fashionable
The analysis of a time-line aids the understanding of lace as a fashion accessory that developed in style and form, whilst constantly referring to the Venetian historical-artistic context. The use of a digital microscope will allow the students to explore some original historical clothing pieces.The time-line ends at the present day, highlighting how, in recent years, lace has once again become a protagonist and fashionable.
Who is it for: Upper Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Every day except Mondays and Tuesdays
Time: from 10.00 on
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

 

Workshops

Small Craftsman Grow
The islands of Murano and Burano are most known for their artisan traditions that have been passed down for centuries. What do the arts of glass and lace have to do with one another? By the construction of small artefacts the kids will understand the ancient crafts, rediscovering the art of creation.
Who is it for: Primary School (Grades 3-5) and Lower Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Everyday except for Monday
Time: From 10 on
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

Truth will come out!
“Knots” and “braids” are an essential part of lace: What’s the difference between them? Actually creating some small items will show just how these elements, which have always played a key role in the history of man, are closer to us than we think.
For: Upper Primary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: every day except Monday and Tuesday, from 10 am
Languages: Italian