Museum: the temple of the Muses
1st, 2nd & 3rd grade Primary School
1st, 2nd & 3rd
Number of children per program
March - April
In the years of old, nine beautiful nymphs were born, the Muses. They were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, each endowed with distinct gift. Those they did not keep for themselves but shared them generously with gods and humans alike in order to become richer in thought and emotion, to make their lives better.
Who were the nine Muses? What gifts did they offer humanity? How do they relate to the history of museums?
Kalliopi, Klio, Polymnia, Terpsichori, Erato, Eutherpi, Thale, Melpomeni and Urania join us on a journey back in time to discover the museum, the Museum of the Muses. Starting from the Museum of Alexandria, we will explore objects and stories, meet arts and sciences, understanding the reasons behind the creation of the world's first museum.