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Workshops & Visits

Come to visit our Museum with your Class

Educational Workshops

Workshops are in Italian
Journey as discovery of new cultures

Tutti a Bordo
All Aboard !

Students are invited to embark on a journey around the world. Tickets in hand, the young anthropologists will start to discover different cultures, civilizations, rituals and traditions.

The masks will be the common ground to get to know distant peoples: the students will identify themselves in a Kayapò child, in an African shaman, in a Chinese warrior. Stories and experiences so distant from each other will be shared through flavors, smells, music and storytelling. The journey will become a discovery of oneself and of the other, an opportunity to collect souvenirs and experiences, to be shared on the journey back home.

Masters of Wisdom

Forget Me Not

The activity aims to stimulate the students' narrative spirit. The starting point is the cord of wisdom (mutanga) of the Lega people of Congo, a teaching and learning code of ethics.

The students will be invited to observe and choose natural elements, objects of daily use, of the past and present, dear objects which will blossom in poetry and reflection.

Through storytelling, students will create and share a new story, which becomes source of memories for today’s daily life.

Masters of Wisdom

La Finestra di Fronte
The Front Window

Reflections which come from the artist's studio. The goal of the course is to think about the role of the educator, central in oriental culture, fundamental in the training and growth of each person, in every culture.

Through the screening of films, the use of photography and technological means, students will be invited to reflect on the role of the scholar in past and present society, to experience the useful silence of observation and concentration, and thus regain a time dedicated to creativity.

Space as Cultural and Self Affirmation

Scrolling Walls

Depiction of self through the narration of objects. Students will imagine to live in different spaces, to inhabit huts and to migrate towards the rainforest.

They will know the "people who came from the water", settled on the banks of rivers. Imagining a journey from nature to the city, they will find themselves attending Chinese lounges and immerse themselves in the atmosphere of unusual furnishings. The simplicity that characterizes these spaces will be a source of reflection for comparisons between civilizations, customs and habits, and to reflect on furnishings, contemporary design, and how the objects we choose represent our inner self.

Staff :

Fr. Alfredo Turco (direction), Chiara Allegri (organization),
Francesca Ferrari, Angela Catalfano (psychology), Carlotta Astori, Elisa Barili (education)

Guided Tours for Schools

Guided School Tours

Your visit will be guided. The museum space is designed for groups of about 20 people, so as to help appreciate and see the exhibits.
The same opening hours of the Museum, Tuesday-Saturday, are reserved for these group visits, with prior arrangements.
Fee: € 1.50 per student.

Bus Directions

From Parma Train Station, use the bus line #12, direction Farini Barrier, and get off at the 3rd stop of Via Solferino.
From Parma downtown (Duomo, Baptistery, piazza Garibaldi) use bus lines #11 or #15 in the same direction.

Contact Information

Museo d’Arte Cinese ed Etnografico
Viale S. Martino, 8
43123 Parma, PR
Tel. 0521-257.337

Schools at the Museo d’Arte Cinese ed Etnografico

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China Teaching Resources

China: Teaching Resources

Nicoletta Celli, associate professor at the University of Bologna in the field of history of art and thought of ancient China, has prepared the museum exhibit panels on ceramics, porcelain, paintings, popular religion, silk costumes and textiles.
Chinese Dynasties Guide

Chinese Dynasties Guide

A brief history of the dynasties of China, and its civilization which originates from small populations that settled along the valleys of the Yellow River (and the Yangtze River), considered the cradle of Chinese civilization.
Kayapò teaching resources

Kayapò: Teaching Resources

A few resources on the Kayapo who live in the Amazonian forest (Xingu) in 17 villages. They give great importance to the various festivals during which they relive in ritual dance and joy, the wisdom of the ancestors and their birth as a people.