Museo dell'Arte Vetraria Altarese
The Museo dell’Arte Vetraria Altarese proposes a programme of educational activities, aimed at different ages and types of public, with the purpose to provide the tools for an active reading of the themes of glass and architecture. The objective is to make the museum a familiar and dynamic space, a learning place and a meeting place as well.
The tour includes the visit to the Museum and to a laboratory (on request and reached on foot in a few minutes) showing the techniques of glass processing. Didactic workshops may follow the tours (on request).
The guided tours * take place on booking with the following prices:
– Admission Ticket : € 2,00 per person – Guided visit: € 3,00 per person – Teachers / tour leader / driver : free entrance
OPENING TIMES from Tuesday to Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Closures: Mondays, 1st January, Easter, 25th and 26th December
Any request beyond opening time must be agreed on booking and will have an additional cost of € 15.00.
GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION In the garden a glass furnace is installed where lived glass demonstration are offered. It’s a unique chance to watch master glassmakers: a charming integration to the museum visit. Please, click the EVENTS section on the museum website www.museodelvetro.org to check the live demonstration calendar.
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOL
Thanks to financial support from local authorities, the museum is accessible to visitors with visual impairments. The tours may be either self-led or guided. In the first case, at the entrance and in the main rooms visitors will find useful information that will guide them through the exhibition and let them understand the contents of the windows. A synergy of elements especially made to meet the needs of visually impaired visitors makes the visit easy:
- tactile maps for orientation in the structure
- lecterns with information in Braille and print-to-read in the main rooms
- an elevator allowing easy access to all floors of the building
You may end your tour with a touch lab, which allows blind and visually impaired people to have a direct contact with some of theglass objects. With a help from the guide, they will be able to touch a series of objects representative of materials, techniques and decorations, for a better understanding of the different types of manufacturing.