Sapienza Science Showcase: the 2019 edition of "Museum May" Begins on May 11
The Sapienza Museum Network will host the fourth edition of “Museum May” with a wide range of initiatives on campus, at the Rome Botanical Gardens and at the Sapienza hub in Latina. On every Saturday in May, as well on the “European Night of Museums” on May 18, the museums will have longer visiting hours and host events, exhibitions, guided visits and educational labs.
“Sapienza will provide many opportunities for a wide range of cultural interests,” points out Rector Eugenio Gaudio.“The interdisciplinary nature of Europe’s largest university can also be expressed through our events that include labs, seminars and guided visits covering a wide range of subjects.”
Activities will range from Primo Levi as a chemist and writer to the discovery of cartoon locations with the help of geographers and from dressing like an Etruscan princess or reproducing a personalised Etruscan vase to the production of textiles in Ancient Egypt. You can learn about how the areas in our brain function, participate in a fun skeleton hunt or become junior archaeologists using professional tools to hunt for artefacts.
“The aim is to stimulate curiosity and attract people to knowledge in unconventional ways,” explains Marcello Barbanera, President of the Sapienza Museum Network. “There will be many activities for children and adolescents, but we also have open lessons and guided visits to our university museums for adults.”
“Museum May” will be a plastic-free event. The initiative, which is part of the “EUREKA! Rome 2019” Programme promoted by the City of Rome – Council for Cultural Growth, will be held on April 8 to June 2, 2019. This year, SAPeri&Co. (Sapienza Research and Services) will also participate in the labs organised by the Sapienza Museum Network.
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