On the 29th of January Carlo Riva, director of L’abilità onlus, presented in Florence at the Museum of Innocents the project Museo per tutti, so the new visit path and the accessible guidebook for people with intellective disabilities.
In fact, the Museum of Innocents adheres to the project “Museo per tutti” and is ready to host people with intellective disabilities offering activities, materials and tour guides that let people become familiar with the artworks and the past and present documents of the most ancient Italian public dedicated to the accommodation of children.
The Institute of Innocents, involved for six centuries in the accommodation and support of children, defending and promoting the rights of childhood, adopted therefore this project realized by L’abilità onlus.
“The discovery of a new emotion that can come from the sight of an artwork, the discovery that there could exist something extraordinary can really enrich the life of a person with intellective disability. And this is what we aim.” These are the words of our director Carlo Riva during the presentation of yesterday, explaining how the project Museo per tutti is designed to better the quality of life of people with intellective disability.
Museo per tutti was created by the non-profit organization L’abilità Onlus and supported by Fondazione De Agostini. It is a project for the social inclusion, according to the principle of the UN Convention about the rights of people with disabilities that affirms the right of this kind of public to take part in the cultural life together with other people.
Together with the Museum of Innocents, Museo per tutti is activated at the Archaeological museum San Lorenzo in Cremona; at the Castello De Albertis in Genoa; at the Realm of Venaria in Turin; at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome; at the Museum Benozzo Gozzoli in Castelfiorentino (Florence) and at Palazzo Altemps-Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome.