The contemporary approach to multimedia languages combined with the historical respect for sources guaranteed by an international-level scientific committee, collaboration with the museums, institutions and with the Mibact make Magister Giotto 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.
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 Giotto visitors’ itinerary is a highly effective and enjoyable learning route lasting approx.45 minutes. The narration in the headphones is entrusted to the voice of Luca Zingaretti and the music of Paolo Fresu.
Thanks to the work of a prestigious multidisciplinary team, along with an international-level scientific committee, Magister Giotto offers an opportunity of great educational scope, enhanced by innovative scenic reconstructions, high-resolution images and rare period films that enable even a public aged under 18 to immerse themselves in the entire adventure of Giotto.
The Franciscan stories of Assisi, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the majestic Crucifixes and the other works created in Florence form the basis of the narrative structure, which concludes with the 1986 Giotto Mission by the European Space Agency, which for the first time in history intercepted Halley’s Comet, painted in the Adoration of the Magi in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.
The scientific committee of Magister Giotto in fact brings together leading names in art history and criticism, such as Alessandro Tomei and Serena Romano Gosetti di Sturmeck. The collaboration of Stefania Paone has also furthered the aim of bringing Giotto into the contemporary age. In addition to the above, Giuliano Pisani, the classical philologist, who reinterprets the theological research underlying the cycle of the Scrovegni Chapel, enabling the emergence of the «screenplay» written by Alberto da Padova, the Augustinian theologian who ended his university life at the Sorbonne in Paris. Cesare Barbieri, emeritus professor of Astronomy at the University of Padua, proposes a Giotto associated with the stars and astronomy.