Magister for schools

Magister Canova

Antonio Canova, Temperas. Fondazione Canova Gypsotheca and Museo Antonio Canova in Possagno. Photo: Fabio Zonta (2018).

Canova's world in Venice for a highly effective learning experience

The contemporary approach to multimedia languages combined with the in-depth analysis guaranteed by an international-level scientific committee and collaboration with the Fondazione Canova Gypsotheca and Museo Antonio Canova di Possagno make Magister Canova an extraordinary experience for knowledge and investigation for primary and secondary schools, thanks to an immersive approach capable of captivating and involving children and young people.

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Magister Canova

The creation and the Graces. Photo: SensoImmersive (2018).

Visiting Magister Canova with a school is a captivating journey into creative processes

Magister Canova reunites a first-class scientific committee. The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Fondazione Canova Gypsotheca and Museo Antonio Canova di Possagno (Treviso).

Located in the extensive spaces of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia di Venezia - the second Venetian space in size terms after the Palazzo Ducale - the Magister Canova exhibition offers a highly effective and enjoyable learning route combining the research work of a high-profile international-level scientific committeewith amazing scenic layout designs.

Viewing the exhibition with a free itinerary using headphones enables you to investigate the life and works of the greatest sculptor of Neoclassicism, complementing the visual stimuli with an extensive and exhaustive narration with the voice of actor Adriano Giannini and music by cellist Giovanni Sollima. From room to room, Magister Canova offers schools extraordinary opportunities to immerse themselves in the adventure of Canova, guided by a skilled narrative direction and a captivating interweaving of languages.

At the exhibition it will therefore be possible to get to know Canova close up, moving from the anatomical studies illustrated in the hand-drawn plates conserved at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, to the secrets of a creative process that revolutionised the history of European sculpture, ranging from the micro to the macro, from the butterfly of Cupid and Psyche to the legend of the giant Hercules throwing Lichas, to the timeless beauty of Paolina Borghese.

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