Curated by Memoria&Progetto in cooperation with MIC, centro interdipartimentale di Moda Immagine e Consumi dell’Università degli Studi di Milano
Age: from 5 years old
Period of activity: from 6 to 18 October
How have the tools for eating at the table changed through time? And when did we start using glasses to drink?
Dishes, cutlery, glasses have become objects of everyday life, but we often know very little about them. By means of a captivating overview of art history, children will be able to embark on their discovery of the first evolutions in the world of the table, its utensils and customs. Association games linking objects to periods in time and activities involving the setting of the table as it was done in a specific historical period lead the children to discover a “timeline of the table” and its social and merrymaking features, which merge the knowledge of culture, crafts and manufacturing.
Memoria&Progetto is a non-profit organisation structured as a centre of studies for the enhancement of the historical and cultural heritage in Lombardy and on a national scale; it promotes research and projects such as multi-media publications and products, exhibits and conferences.
In 2014, the MIC promoted the creation of the web project “Tables in Art” – www.tavoleadarte.it (Nexo editore), which studies the table and its objects throughout history and culture with an interdisciplinary educational approach.
Visits are organised in entry rounds From Tuesday to Friday: 5.00-6.30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-11.30 a.m.; 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m.; 2.00-3.30 p.m.; 3.45-5.15 p.m.; 5.30-7.00 p.m.
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