tour of School of
educative art Museum
An evocative and unforgettable place.
In 1906 Maria Montessori wrote: "Whoever enters the school of educating art immediately feels an impression of calm and also a feeling of sacred place, but above all feels a great joy to be close to an artist" (Arte educativa, in "La Vita", 1906).
Founded in 1890 by the painter and ceramist Francesco Randone, the Scuola di arte educatrice is located in a unique place that enchants and arouses wonder: the Torre XXXIX of the Mura Aureliane, near Porta Pinciana (via Veneto), built to defend Rome by the emperor Marco Aurelio in the third century after Christ.
Montessori repeatedly visited the School that had the purpose, as she herself writes in Il metodo della pedagogia scientifica (1909) “to educate young people to kindness towards the environment - that is, respect for objects, buildings, monuments: it really starts important of civil education, and which interested me in a particular way, for the Case dei Bambini, having this institution the fundamental purpose of teaching respect for the walls, the house and the environment ".
At the entrance to the school on a blackboard, preserved today in the museum, we read: "Children must not bring money or material but a lot of kindness".
The guided tour of the Scuola di arte educatrice Museum will take place on 22 October 2021 at the following times:
from 10.00 am to 11.00 am: 15 people
from 11.00 am to 12.00 am: 15 people
from 12.00 am to 13.00 am: 15 people
The cost of the visit is € 30.00 per person. Visitors will receive a brochure, written by the Opera Nazionale Montessori, which will show the relationship between Montessori and Randone.
- Archive of the Scuola di arte educatrice Museum;
- Mura e porte di Roma antica, curated by Bruno brizzi, texts by Luisa Cardilli, Filippo Coarelli,
Carlo Pietrangeli, Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio, presentation by Francesco Rutelli,
Rome, Editore Colombo, 1995.