Amir - Hospitality, museums, inclusion and relationshipis a project started in September 2018 (the name in Arabic means 'young prince') and still ongoing, by a network of local museums aimed at proposingcultural mediation activities conducted by foreign citizens. It currently involves thirty-two mediators and eight museums, collections and churches in Florence and Fiesole (Fiesole Museum and Archaeological Area, Bandini Museum, Primo Conti Museum, Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Novecento Museum, Innocenti Museum, Church of Santa Maria a Peretola)_cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_and is promoted by the Municipality of Fiesole, the Municipality of Florence - Mus.e, the Istituto degli Innocenti, the Primo Conti Foundation and the Utopia Station, with the support of the CR Firenze Foundation, which offers visits in Arabic conducted by AMIR mediators to theArt Collection.
CYCLE OF TRAINING AND UPDATE MEETINGS FOR AMIR MEDIATORS
In a difficult moment like the one we are experiencing today, where even museums are closed, we try to carry on our work with a positive look towards the future. Study, analysis and narration of cultural heritage thus become the main object of our attention to better enrich the time at home and not lose the enthusiasm of being together. Amir, who finds his roots in meeting and being together, is happy to experiment with new ways of meeting, to come back more aware and prepared than before!
a project by
CR Florence Foundation
SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY AT 16:00
Live Facebook on the @amirmuseums page
For this sixth edition,BHM extensionAndAmir Projectpropose an online appointment with Justin Randolph Thompson, BHMF director, and Dudu Kouaté, griot, dedicated to the theme of cultural mediation in the museum environment: an opportunity to investigate together with the Amir mediators the importance of narration in reading historical and artistic heritage .
A STORY ABOUT TELLING YOURSELF
Speakers:Dudu KuoateAndJustin Randolph Thompson
A dialogue between AMIR representatives and BHMF team members on the need to narrate the stories related to museum collections and archives in the spirit of the griot, valuing the oral tradition and going beyond the perception of the immutability of written history.
WALK THROUGH MEDIEVAL FLORENCE
by Elena Cardinale
TUSCAN ROUTES IN THE ART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
edited by Giovanna Uzzani
THE ARTISTIC TECHNIQUE OF DELLA ROBBIANA AND THE WORKSHOPS IN THE RENAISSANCE
by Elena Cardinale
edited by Rubina Tuliozi