International collaborations

Over the years, the Education Department has developed a network of collaborations without borders.

The Education Department was invited by ISV Independent Schools Victoria of Melbourne to be a partner of the Arts Learning Festival in Melbourne in its first edition 2017 and for the second one, in 2019: it was selected to represent Italy at the Festival after a research by Project Zero for the Harvard Graduate School of Education,  Senior Director Howard Gardner, the famous theorist of multiple Intelligences . The University of Melbourne has also invited the Education Department to participate in a new research platform on the theme of contemporary transnational identities, with St. Andrews University, UK, Immigration Museum and the Italian Institute of Culture of Melbourne, MACRO Rome and other international museums.

In June 2017, it presented together with Stalker Teatro the participated performance “Steli”  in the prestigious London Festival “Greenwich and Docklands International Festival”, already proposed as part of the Zonarte program at Artissima 2013. Also in 2017 the Education Department participated in the international Kids Guernica network. The painting action realized has thrilled the team of the Kids Guernica museum of Nagasaki visiting the Castello di Rivoli: the canvas has officially become part of the upcoming exhibition at Nagasaki and the international tour of Kids Guernica.

In 2012-2013, an important educational project was shared with the Musée du Louvre in Paris – DPPEA, in relation to the great Parisian exhibition of Michelangelo Pistoletto, at the Louvre since April 24, 2013. Thousands of people attended the final event that it took place at the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens on 8 and 9 June 2013.

Furthermore, in 2012 the Zonarte group was invited to Kassel in the prestigious dOCUMENTA headquarters (13) to propose a workshop within the program organized by the collective Critical Art Ensemble in the Railway Lecture Hall.
La ville en Commun is instead the title of the special project for EVENTO 2011 Biennial of Bordeaux: the Education Department, the only Italian museum department was invited by Pistoletto, EVENTO 2011 Artistic Director, to implement an educational and participatory project in which spectator becomes the protagonist, to experience art in multiple spaces in the city of Bordeaux. The latter have become places of experimentation dedicated to contemporary creation, with 10 days of non-stop activity for all citizens, young people, adults, families.
In 2011 there was also the presentation tour of the project, unique in the world, Silence speaks about art. Dictionary of Contemporary Art in Italian Sign Language: in addition to numerous events in Europe, in October it was presented at the Institute of Italian Culture in New York, as part of the week dedicated to Italian Culture in the world.
Finally, among the many international experiences, it should be noted that, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Education Department was invited as the only museum department to take part in the Fi’Art International Festival of art pour jeune public. the audience of young people and families in the Center and in the Beaubourg square. A great collective event attended by over 3,000 people.

There are also collaborations with Metropolitan Museum New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Oaxaca, Mexico, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Kunstmuseum Bonn, nKA – ICA – Independent Cultural Association, Belgrade, Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam , Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, funded Joan Mirò, Barcelona.