<!-- ----- chapeau ------ --> <span class="chapeau">On November 19 and 20, 2016, Punta della Dogana hosted the second edition of Grand Tour, a weeklong series of discussions, workshops, and group projects focusing on accessibility, conceived and organized, this time, by the education department of Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, Italy.</span> <br> <br> <br> <!-- ----- auteur ------ --> <div class="col m-4 auteur pull-right noclick"> <div class="inner"> <div class="white"> <a class="switch">Text</a><br> <b>Michela Perrotta et Alexis Sornin</b> </div> </div> </div> <br> <br> <br> <!-- ----- titre ------ --> <div class="col m-10"> <span class="title">« Grand<br>Tour<br>2016 »</span> </div> <!-- ----- texte ------ --> <div class="clearfix"> <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>During the final week of the exhibition “Accrochage”, the second edition of Grand Tour took place at Palazzo Grassi—Punta della Dogana, during which museum staff from around the world convene to share their knowledge, ideas, and goals. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>The concept of Grand Tour is simple: the educational staff of a museum or institution is invited to Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, where they are given the opportunity to interact with the Venetian public. They are given a carte blanche to conceive and organize a series of workshops around the works in the Pinault Collection and its current exhibitions. Through this interesting challenge, the invited museum shares its unique, original approach to Palazzo Grassi—Punta della Dogana with its visitors. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>Grand Tour was founded in fall 2014. That year, Palazzo Grassi—Punta della Dogana invited Turin’s Re Rebaudengo Foundation to present a project around the exhibition “The Illusion of Light.” Last fall, the education department of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi—Punta della Dogana’s own educational team, organized a series of activities tailored for audiences of all ages. Palazzo Strozzi’s staff traveled to Venice to lead workshops in the various rooms of the exhibition “Accrochage.” Italian and foreign students, from teenagers to the elderly, and including members and museum staff, took over the museum during the weekend of November 19 and 20 and participated in guided tours of the exhibition for school groups, attended lectures or Italian lessons taught inside the museum, or took part in guided visits conceived for Alzheimer patients. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>Grand Tour is a meeting place for international visitors with different backgrounds, that enriches the teams of all participating institutions, whether they be host or visitor. Museums collaborate with one another, in an exchange free of any hint of competitiveness—which is one of the fundamental principles and roles of the museum. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>Having reached this stage, Grand Tour is ready to cross the Alps, and, after its Italian collaborations, to find an international partner. The next step could take it to France; perhaps to the Centre Pompidou? </div>
 
 
 

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