The MUSLI Museum Of The School And Book For Children
The MUSLI – Museum of The School and Book for Children, located in the heart of Turin, is the main emanation of the Tancredi Foundation of Barolo, which also animates the Study Center, the International Library of Youth Literature, and the Archive, and which is linked to the pedagogical initiatives promoted in the first half of the nineteenth century by the Marquises of Barolo. MUSLI is a suggestive enchanted journey into the world of school and children's books between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it is divided into two separate but complementary Areas: the Educational Area and the History of Children’s Books Area.
1. Between desks, nibs and various teaching materials, without forgetting the aspect of the game, the visit of the Educational Area allows you to approach in an engaging and direct way the illustrious pedagogical and editorial tradition of the city of Turin and the Piedmont Region. The exhibition is spread over four floors and it is in a part of Palazzo Barolo where you can visit, among other things: the “Aula del libro Cuore”, the School for Laughing, the Kindergarten of the early twentieth century, a room entirely dedicated to the figure of De Amicis.
2. The History of Children’s Books Area, on the other hand, is dedicated to the history of children's literature. The itinerary enhances the rich international historical fund of books, original drawings and games that can be dated between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries and preserved at the Archive and Library of the Tancredi Foundation in Barolo. Between animated books and pop-ups, precious historical editions and interactive multimedia stations, the path offers a real enchanted journey to discover the children's books of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: a journey into the past but with a look to the future, through a constant link between the historical heritage of children's publishing and the potential of new multimedia solutions.
The visit of MUSLI is completed with the proposal of multiple laboratory activities aimed at deepening the issues addressed in the two museum areas.