Introduction

 

The Education Department was set up in 1984 in keeping with the mission of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea to promote and spread awareness of contemporary art and culture inside and outside the Museum.

Its numerous programs are aimed at schools, educational institutions, the training, cultural and promotional sector and at families and the public generally. The inspiring principle is to educate on art through art, and the methods used turn the spectator into a protagonist: the encounter with art translates into a genuine life experience. In line with national and international standards, the Education Department’s activities are inspired by the principles of lifelong learning, peer education and total accessibility for the disabled.

Thanks to its experimental research activity, the Education Department has won recognition for highlighting the importance of art education in society in the form of national and international awards, including the Rivoli Prize from the Rotary Club in 2010 and the Minimum Prize awarded in 2009 by the Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto. Since 2011, the Education Department has also obtained accreditation from the MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca (Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research) as a training facility for school teachers.