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Amir - Reception of museums including relationship is an experimental project (the name in Arabic means 'young prince') launched in September 2018 and still ongoing, managed by a network of local museums, aimed at proposing cultural mediation activities conducted by Foreign citizens. It currently involves 32 mediators and eight museums, collections and monumental complexes in Florence and Fiesole (Fiesole Museum and Archaeological Area, Bandini Museum, Primo Conti Museum, Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Novecento Museum, Innocenti Museum)  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.


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a project by

Martin Luther King Consortium

Italian Society of Applied Anthropology

Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Association

Utopia station

 by amir mediators, a selection of videos and digital resources



Amir is part of theMultaka International Network,a coordination, promoted by thePergamon Museum, (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)which they adhere to today15 European museums, engaged in cultural mediation programs conducted internally by migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and citizens with a migration background.

The objective of the project is to promote museum practices of cultural inclusion and exchange, play an advocacy role in favor of the active participation of new citizens in culture and society, create opportunities for cooperation at European level

multaka international network


Live or study atPiagge? Amir offers a series of special and free visits and workshops aimed at schools, summer camps, families, after-school activities. An opportunity to get to know the museums, collections and monumental complexes of Florence and Fiesole together with Amir's mediators.

AMIR4ALL was created thanks to the contribution ofCR Florence Foundationas part of "CULTURAL PARTICIPATION", the thematic tender that the Foundation dedicates to the support of cultural programs aimed at enhancing the active participation of the local community and the social inclusion of the suburbs..


a project by
Martin Luther King Consortium, Yesterday  and Tomorrow Association,

Italian Society of Applied Anthropology, Utopia Station

Civic Archaeological Museum and Archaeological Area of Fiesole

Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole

In the footsteps of the ancient peoples
Through the testimonies that the Etruscans, Romans and Lombards have
left in Fiesole, we can retrace the succession of ancient peoples and
of their cultures, capturing their many links with other civilizations.

Guided tour - Duration 1 h and ½

Bandini Museum

Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole

Art is a boundless world of symbols: paintings are mines of symbols, which help us understand the characters depicted and their stories. Symbols often come from far away and are the result of the meeting of different cultures, ideas and people. For this they still have something to say to each of us.

Guided tour – Duration 1 h and ½

Primo Conti Museum

Via Giovanni Dupre 18, Fiesole

Create with AmirPainting workshop for children and teenagers. 

Educational workshop for children and teenagers, conducted by the young ambassadors of the Amir project who combine their skills and their imagination to have the "young artists" create a symbol of their traditions.
The boys will take home the elaborate product.

Workshop - Duration 1 h and ½

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Piazza della Signoria 1, Florence

The world in a building:

The visit will allow you to discover this magnificent place with the eyes of those who have known it, arriving in Florence as a "new citizen", acquiring new points of observation, reading and analysis. Particular attention will be paid to the room of geographical maps, a window on the world between past and present.

Guided tour – Duration 1 h and ½

twentieth century museum

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, Florence

Open works

The visit will allow you to get closer to some works chosen thanks to the guidance of voices belonging to different cultures: the public will be able to observe forms, codes, meanings of Italian art of our time and understand how the work of art really is "open", capable of activating ever new forms of reflection, interpretation and dialogue, “active center of a network of inexhaustible relationships” (U. Eco).

Guided tour – Duration 1 h and ½

Museum of the Innocents

Piazza SS Annunziata 13, Florence

The story of the oldest institution for children in the world, a collection of 80 works of art, the building designed in 1419 by Filippo Brunelleschi, considered the first example of Renaissance architecture: a unique place that combines past and present with a view to protecting the rights of minors. From the historical section to the art gallery, passing through the extraordinary historical archive, the visit itinerary allows you to delve into art and memory, witnessing a journey of hospitality that has never been interrupted since 5 February 1445, the day on which little Agata Smeralda was welcomed.

Art Collection, CR Florence Foundation

via Bufalini 6, Florence

The visit takes place in Arabic.

Fondazione CR Firenze has a collection of works of art of significant value, made up of paintings by various authors covering a period from the 13th to the 20th century. Formed during the twentieth century thanks to acquisitions made by the Cassa di Risparmio, the collection was largely taken over by the Foundation between 2000 and 2001 to avoid the fragmentation and dispersion of important works linked to the history of Florence and Tuscany. Among others, there are those of Giotto, Filippino Lippi, Vasari, Giovanni Fattori, Primo Conti and Felice Casorati.

Church of Santa Maria in Peretola

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, Florence

The church is located in Peretola, a suburban neighborhood characterized both by a long-term historical identity and by strategic elements of overall development, place of origin of the Vespucci family, from which the famous navigator Amerigo was born. It dates back to the 12th century and its structure still preserves an original Romanesque part. In the following centuries the church, administered by the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, was restored with important recovery works and enriched with many works of art, including a marble, bronze and glazed terracotta ciborium by Luca della Robbia, the first example of use of glazed majolica later made famous by the Della Robbia workshop.

Thanks to the contribution ofCR Florence Foundationas part of "CULTURAL PARTICIPATION", the thematic tender that the Foundation dedicates to the support of cultural programs aimed at enhancing the active participation of the local community and the social inclusion of the suburbs..

available from February 2020

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per partecipare

To the museum

Try to arrive a few minutes before the activity. The starting point is the museum ticket offices. If you have difficulties, contact us!

Do I book?

In museums: Up to 6 people  booking is not necessary, if you want to participate in a special activity or workshop, register via this link.

Confirm activity

In the event of a reservation, the secretariat will contact you again to confirm the planned activity, date and time or, if places are full, propose another date.






You can choose one or more visits or workshops. All activities are free. The activities can be carried out in Italian or in one of the mother tongues of the AMIR mediators.

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Amir, Come semi in viaggio / Migration stories of plants and people offers a series of free visits conducted by foreign mediators in the parks and gardens of Florence and Fiesole.
Visits to explore the botanical and cultural diversity that has made vegetable gardens and gardens laboratories where plant and artistic forms that come from other climates and from other crops and cultures have always been reproduced and crossed. Come and visit them with AMIR project mediators يف نجتمع دعونا املتح : Afghans, Tunisians, Egyptians, Malians, Gambians, Moroccans, Cameroons, Colombians, Nigerians, Venezuelans, Senegalese, Ivorians, Peruvians, Ghanaians, Romanians, Guineans, Pakistanis, Chinese, Italians!
Visits in Italian and upon request in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and in the mother tongues of AMIR mediators.
from June to October
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