On September 25 and 26 come and discover the Galleria Borghese and its rich programme of initiatives taking place for the European Heritage Days. The theme chosen this year is “Cultural Heritage: ALL Inclusive” and the Museum has been involved in co-designing activities with the associations that deal with people with fragilities with which ongoing and lasting relationships have been established.
Building Community means listening to the different types of public, including those considered to be marginalized, in the awareness that museums are guarding a common heritage that want to make accessible to all to ensure the right to Culture, one of the central objectives of a welcoming museum.
On Saturday 25 September the Museum will also be open in the evening from 7 to 10 p.m. (last entrance at 9 p.m.), at the symbolic price of €1 (except for booking fees and gratuities as required by law). Reservations are required: tel 06 32810 or www.galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it
Also on Saturday, the Museum will be hosting the VolontAriaMente neighbourhood association, which is active in the area through sports and cultural initiatives aimed at combating marginalisation and isolation of people suffering from psychological problems. The initiative is a reading of a number of works inspired by the Borghese collection, followed by a re-elaboration with personal thoughts and writings by people suffering from hardship.
On Sunday 26 September at 4 p.m., the Museum will be offering a special activity: an experiential path dedicated to Cardinal Scipione Borghese in cooperation with ASL Roma 1, with which a convention has recently been signed. People who are part of the rehabilitation programmes of the Department of Mental Health, together with NOT EQUAL, an association that promotes cultural and social inclusion projects, made up mainly of neurodiverse people, will take part in an open-air experiential path dedicated to Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who in the early seventeenth century promoted the reorganisation and embellishment of the park with the construction of the Casino Nobile, the current home of the museum.
Tutti insieme nel nome di Scipione Borghese (All together in the name of Scipione Borghese) is the title of the project that will explore the areas outside the building, telling stories taken from documents and testimonies of personalities and travellers of the time, thus preparing the public for an informed visit to the Gallery and its extraordinary collection of art and archaeology.
The initiative is free of charge and booking is compulsory by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
On both days, for younger visitors, the Museum will provide the Little Guide, designed for children and young people and developed with an appropriate language, format and graphics. Ten masterpieces are presented with essential content, designed for a joint visit by adults and children alike. The Little Guide can also be downloaded here in Italian and here in English .