Training through the experience of art within the company context is an expanding sector as regards the functions fulfilled by the Education Department.
The collaboration with UniCredit Group, former partner of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, and with Unimanagement on Turin, a centre for the development of leadership, is particularly significant.
In the field of managerial team building, there are various activities offered: a group of people working together to attain a shared objective. Starting with the principle of Working with the hands to move the mind, the conditions are put in place for the realisation of collective articles, introducing elements of knowledge of contemporary art at the same time. The common projects first implemented in 2005, with Enel, Auchan and CiAl Consorzio Imballaggi Alluminio, for the realisation of company training programmes continues, with the addition since 2010 of the collaboration with Leroy Merlin.
Since 2011, the Education Department has obtained accreditation for training school teachers from the MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca (Ministry for Education, Universities and Research); this is important recognition of the quality of the training programme that has always been the starting point for all of the itineraries undertaken with schools, with regard to the Museum’s exhibitions programme and special projects.
For information concerning forthcoming courses to be held during the Summer School project, contact: Education Department, Castello di Rivoli 011-9565213, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education Department’s training project pays particular attention to training for new specific new professional skills forming part of the artistic and cultural system within the network of Italian museums.
In this sense, a number of collaborative actions have been organised with universities and fine arts academies throughout Italy; over the years, courses, specialised Master’s courses, international study days and conferences have been held. In 2012, the new Master’s for First-level Educational Management for contemporary art was launched, organised with the Chair in the History of Contemporary Art at the University of Eastern Piedmont, the Enaip Piemonte CSF in Turin and Associazionedidee, with the support of the Piedmont Region (Higher Education Training Directive, Regional Tender 2011-12): a major new cultural tool arising from the collaboration between promoters, museums, foundations and research centre operating on the territory. The theoretical/practical course defines the profiles of skills needed for organising, administrating and planning educational activities in museums and cultural institutions in the public and private sectors. In order to initiate a national debate concerning the educational function of the museum and the training of the associated skills in universities and academies, the Education Department has launched the “Edu©arte Musei e beni culturali” work group. The education function: training, research, professionalism: a meeting place for museums, cultural institutions and the world of learning. Among the bodies participating in the Edu©arte project is the Accademia di Belle Arti of Urbino, with which a collaboration lasting several years has been set up for the sharing and distribution of studies, research and best practice. In 2008, this collaboration was given official standing with the signing of the first Agreement Protocol which led to the new specialised course in Art Communication and Teaching, organised in collaboration with the Education Department. The new culture of the museum and cultural assets is thus translated into training programmes within an academic setting.
Of particular significance too is the collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna’s Department of Art Communication and Teaching; the Education Department has launched targeted programmes of both academies. In 2010 in particular, students were able to attend a training programme dedicated to them concerning the “zonarte” and “Italiæ” projects and then take an active part in holding activities and events in Turin,and throughout the country in the case of “Italiæ”. This marked a precious opportunity to face the challenges on a personal basis for those embarking on museum careers in terms of educational functions. Finally, a further programme was launched in 2008 with the “Unidee Educational” project: in collaboration with the Ufficio Educazione Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and Associazionedidee, the Education Department offered the first national course of specialisation for museum educators and educational managers.