MUMAC is set to take part in the International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) International
Museum Day on 18 May with two live online initiatives designed to allow it to open its doors
(virtually, at least) to the general public even during this period of enforced closure, in a celebration of inclusivity – one of the central themes of this year’s edition.
Indeed, ICOM’s 2020 theme is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, with the International Museum Day 2020 aiming encourage communities to reflect on the social role of cultural institutions and on their potential to be agents for change, through actions that encourage all people to make use of them and be active participants in their services, in addition to promoting ways of overcoming the limitations imposed by the current situation.
- 14.30: free virtual guided tour for all. Follow this link to access this free event.
A special tour of our espresso coffee machines, packed with insight and anecdotes and featuring a very special guest: Enrico Maltoni, a collector and co-founder of MUMAC. This virtual guided tour will allow visitors to learn about an important Italian industry and discover lots of interesting facts associated with the world of coffee. The MUMAC team – led by Barbara Foglia and Cinzia Cona – will be coordinating the event.
- 16.00: Children’s workshop
Children of between the ages of five and 12 will take centre stage in the afternoon as part of a creative workshop led by Simabè. The workshop will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael, one of the legendary figures of the
Italian Renaissance, through the creation of a special, coffee-related work.
After a reading of “I due angeli custodi” [The Two Guardian Angels], a children’s book about Raphael, Simabè will guide the kids as they create a classic Raphael angel. But the little participants won’t just be using pencils and felt-tips to draw and colour in their creations – coffee will play a key role too! To get involved,
the children will need some white paper or card, some colours, glue, a cup of coffee, some ground coffee and – if they like – some whole coffee beans. Click here to connect to the virtual creative workshop with Simabè!