The educational activities are divided to suit the various age groups and publics and organized in three ways:
Through continuous dialogue with the participants, these offer a dynamic and scholarly approach to the whole exhibition layout or specific themes particularly suitable for illustrating with the exhibits (duration 75’).
Visits that stimulate active participation with the help of readings, activities on display, games and quizzes to explore specific topics (duration 75').
These involve exploring certain aspects of Etruscan civilization through activities of redevelopment, manipulation or theatrical animation. They take place entirely in the classroom and can be booked only in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition with a service guide or independently (duration 75'- total duration including the visit 150').
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Schools of all levels, other visitors
Journey Through the Lands of the Rasna
A journey through the geography and landscape of the different Etrurias, focusing on the birth and development of cities, religious and funerary rituals, art and craftsmanship, contacts and the cultural and commercial exchanges with other peoples.
Kindergarten, non-scholastics groups (4-6 years)
Postcards from Etruria
A journey through the landscapes of Etruria, from the sea to the hills and all the way to the Po Valley. The narrative involves the participants in practical activities, producing souvenirs to remember the different Etrurias they have encountered on their journey.
Primary school, non-scholastics groups (7-11 years)
Little archaeologists in the world of the Etruscans
How can we reconstruct the history of ancient peoples? Let’s observe the Etruscans through the most recent research: we will reconstruct their culture and society with the help of material sources, images and writings, distinguishing between archaeological research and “treasure hunting”.
The Etruscans and others
A journey from the Mediterranean to across the Alps together with merchants, artisans, mercenaries and brides ... to discover the many contacts that the Etruscans had with other peoples over the centuries: from the Greeks to the Phoenicians, Samnites and Celts. At each stage, a test to continue.
Travel through the Etruscan afterlife
From the mounds of Cerveteri to the tombs hewn out of volcanic tuff in Tarquinia, to the graves lined with wood or Felsina stone: burial, its rituals, the objects deposited in the tomb also tell us about the communities of the living. The workshop involves the reconstruction of a burial or of the tomb furnishings.
One day in the life of the Etruscans
Starting from what has been observed in the exhibition, the children stage everyday life (crafts, commerce, social roles, cults) and the main rituals of an Etruscan community, with short play-acted parts and using reproductions of specially made objects and costumes.
Middle Schools, non-scholastics groups (12-14 years)
Etruscans, artists and craftsmen
A visit to focus on the arts and crafts of the Etruscan world: from the great monumental art, to statuary and pottery, metal-working, jewelry and domestic and sacred architecture.
Journey into myth
We discover the Etruscan world through the myths that the Etruscans received from the Greeks to find points of contact with the epic studied at school, observing the images on vases and buildings and listening to stories between the Greek and Etruscan worlds.
The writing of the Etruscans
The Etruscans learned writing from the Greeks and it became a powerful medium not just for exchanging experiences, ideas and rituals, but also for self-expression. Looking at the exhibits, students learn to compose an Etruscan inscription on ceramic or sheet metal.
High school and adult groups
From antiques to modern Etruscology
From the attitude of collectors in the past to modern Etruscology, which treasures all the expressions of a civilization, focusing attention not on the object itself but the whole set of phenomena (the “context”) that led to its creation.
Identity and otherness: encounters between different cultures
We follow one of the strands running through the exhibition: relations between the Etruscans and other peoples. Profound cultural relationships - originating from territorial contiguity, political contacts and trade - that vary from Etruria to Etruria and involve many peoples, from the Mediterranean to Europe.
The landscapes of Etruria through the eyes of travelers who traversed the peninsula through the centuries to discover its ancient civilizations, with selected passages from writings (with some of the originals present in the exhibition) conveying the fascination of the Etruscan heart of Italy.
The Etruscans' writing
The Etruscans learned writing from the Greeks, making it a powerful medium not only for exchanging experiences, ideas and rituals, but also for self-expression. Looking at the exhibits, students learn to compose an Etruscan inscription on ceramic or sheet metal.
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