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Coltivare l’immaginario - Growing the Imaginary. Readings and illustrated books for children of Palazzo Sorbello

24 May - 7 December 2019
Palazzo Sorbello, Piazza Piccinino, 9

Exhibition dedicated to children eduxation at the beginning of the XX Century, organized by Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello di Perugia together with the Toy and Game Museum of Perugia, the museum of Umbrian fabric and the Pharmacies of Città di Castello. 

The exhibition is centred on the correspondence of the English Governant of Palazzo Sorbello Gertrude Weatherhead and the marchesa Romeyne Robert Ranieri di Sorbello, about fifteen years long, from 1909 to 1924, in which important reports about avant-guard education methods in the Palazzo, as reading out loud very early in life, autonomy and personal responsibility, using Montessory materials. 

For the first time on show the books of the Children library of Palazzo Sorbello, the correspondence by Ms. Weatherhead, archive documents and original educational materials.  

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays h. 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

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