Tuesday, 20 September 2022

"Different but Equal”: a treasure hunt in the museums of the city circuit

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 of October in the historic city center and in Monte Berico the treasure hunt returns to the museums of the city circuit promoted by F@Mu

"Different but Equal”: a treasure hunt in the museums of the city circuit

National Family Day at the Museum is celebrated on Sunday October 9, promoted by F@Mu with the patronage of the Ministry of Culture. The event offers families and children initiatives throughout Italy to raise awareness of cultural heritage in museums and monuments.

The theme of F@Mu 2022 will be “Different but Equal” to underline the enhancement of diversity, both cultural, physical and cognitive, as an indispensable tool for social inclusion.

Official testimonial of this event will be Geronimo Stilton, the famous journalist mouse loved by children all over the world. Geronimo has the task of transmitting the values of this edition: hospitality, kindness, tolerance and uniqueness.

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October the Municipality of Vicenza will therefore propose a treasure hunt with two different itineraries. The first one will take place between the Sanctuary of Monte Berico and the Museum of the Risorgimento and of the Resistance while the second one will be held in the historic city center.
The initiatives are organized by the Department of Culture together with the partners of the Intesa Sanpaolo city museum circuit with the Gallerie d'Italia - Vicenza, Cisa A. Palladio for Palladio Museum, the Diocesan Museum of Vicenza, The Jewellery Museum and the Museum of the Sanctuary of Monte Berico, with the collaboration of the Cooperative Scatola Cultura and the Vicenza è Consortium.

"The National Day of Families at the Museum this year proposes the theme of the diversity enhancement, an aspect on which the Civic Museums of Vicenza together with the partner museums of the city circuit have concentrated their forces in recent years, precisely to propose paths and methods of study aimed at people with disabilities by developing the "Museums for all" project” comments the councilor of culture, Simona Siotto. " The latter, aimed at inclusion through the mediation of art, with particular attention to people with physical and sensory disabilities , is also included in the dossier that led Vicenza to the final stages of the title of Capital of Culture 2024 and in recent months it is being developed as part of the training promoted by Cantiere città on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. Vicenza adheres to the F@Mu re-proposing the lucky treasure hunt formula that so fascinated families and children in the first edition of 2021 and This year it will involve participants in activities that will have diversity as their leitmotif ".

Families with children from 6 to 12 years old can participate for free in the treasure hunt to discover the cultural treasures of the city, choosing between two different itineraries scheduled over two days, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October, in the historic city center and in Monte Berico, and participating in the numerous educational activities proposed gradually in the museums of the city circuit. For all families participating there is a kit with a personalized shopper and gifts to those who will arrive at the end of the game.

To participate in the treasure hunt and educational activities organized in museums, families with children must first register for one of the two itineraries proposed, by contacting the Diocesan Museum by Friday 7 October here

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