Once upon a time in the museum with F@mu
FEST had the honor to be part of the opening of F@mu 2019, on October 13th 2019!
After the success of the past 6 editions and in particular that of 2018 which has seen around 800 exhibition sites and about 65,000 visitors and participants, the National Family Day at the Museum returned for the seventh year in a row and FEST there. It's a special day to visit museums all over Italy with the whole family, foundations and other exhibition sites are opened up to families with educational visits, themed games, special initiatives and activities designed specifically for the occasion.
This years theme - CERA A VOLTA AL MUSEO - was very important to FEST and our community, F@mu wanted to present the art of oral storytelling as an effective tool for cultural mediation to all participating public and museums.
The day started with the inauguration at the Palantine Museum, there is no more magical place to tell stories than the Parco Archeologico del Colosseo, so that is exactley what they did. Regina Sommer had the honor to represent FEST and shared her knowledge on the use of oral Storytelling in museum context with the invited journalists and their families and the representatives of the cultural institutions of Italy. The organisation of the inauguration was made possible with the support of FEST and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union with the collaboration of Parco Archeologico del Colosseo and Storytelling Company Raccontamiunastoria.
After the official opening everybody was invited to enjoy 'Roma in Fabula' by Compagnia di Storytelling Raccontamiunastoria. A performance site specific for the Colosseum Archaeological Park and in particular for the Palatine Museum and the Palatine Hill. The public did not experience a simple visit, nor a classic show, they were taken away on a special journey through time and through the enchanting art of dell'affabulazione - narration. At the center of the story is the eternity of ancient Rome founded on the joint work of gods and mortals, of men and women, of noble Vestal generals and virgins.
This project was made possible by: