PRESS RELEASE LECTURES AT THE ART GALLERY The Consulta for the Accademia – Educational Project - Closing Ceremony May 24, 2011, 6.00 p.m. - Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 6
On May 24th, at 6.00 p.m. the results of the first experimental educational project dedicated to the students of the High Schools in Turin is put forward. The project was promoted by the Consulta for the enhancement of the artistic and historic heritage of Turin and organized in cooperation with the Accademia Albertina (Academy of Fine Arts of Turin). The event was held in the current school year and involved the students of the 4th an 5th year of four high schools in Turin - Istituto Sociale, Collegio San Giuseppe, Istituto Statale d’Arte Passoni and Liceo Classico D’Azeglio; it was aimed at promoting an innovative approach to Arts learning, and started from an historical-artistic introduction to the collection of the Pinacoteca (the Albertina Picture Gallery). Classes were held on a weekly basis, by teachers from the Accademia who introduced the students to specific subjects like painting, sculpture, drawing and engraving techniques which are not usually part of a high school curriculum. The students showed a great interest and actively took part to the initiative. Further issues were also introduced, to include communication and promotion of a prestigious museum such as the Pinacoteca Albertina. During the meeting a prize has been awarded to the students who achieved the best results in the activity of classifying some of the Pinacoteca works. The prize consists in a journey to Florence with Professor Francesca Petrucci, coordinator of the project. This project is within the frame of the long-term enhancemente work of the Consulta in favour of the Pinacoteca of the Accademia Albertina. This activity started in 1995 with the renovation, the new organization and the opening to public of the 12 exhibition rooms; particular care was devoted to the exhibition of the 60 precious fifteen-century cartoons by Gaudenzio Ferrari and his school, transferred to the Accademia by king Carlo Alberto; in 2005 the exhibition “Bartolomeo Cavarozzi. Sacre Famiglie a confronto” (Bartolomeo Cavarozzi: Holy families on display) was held. In Autumn the exhibition dedicated to the water colours by Giuseppe Pietro Bagetti will be open; these works are currently conserved at the Accademia and restored by the Consulta. . Further to the traditional restoration and preservation works of the artistic and historical heritage of Turin, the activity of the Members of the Consulta, both public bodies and private companies has now widened to cover the enhancement and enjoyment of our cultural heritage by the citizens of tomorrow.