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Workshop "Metallurghi si nasce o si diventa?"

Saturday, 14 September, 2013 to Sunday, 15 September, 2013
Claudio Cavazzuti
Monia Barbieri
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In the frame of the bigger OpenArch metal project “Smiths in bronze age”, the Terramara Park of Montale proposes to museums’ staff, archaeologists, students, aficionados and curious people the workshop “Metallurghi si nasce o si diventa?” (trnl. You must be born smith or you can arise?) to gain knowledge of the ancient techniques connected to the production of metal objects in the Terramare (bronze age time): tools, armaments, jewellery.
The workshop is leaded by the archaeologists of the Museum working from long time in Italy and Europe in order to introduce a complex production process which, 3500 years ago, represented a real handcrafted specialization.
The program provides for two days of learning and hands-on experimental activities.
At the end of the workshop a certificate is left.
The workshop is opened to 16 participants.
End of inscriptions: 31st of August 2013.

Results of the workshop:
through the few pictures below you'll easily understand that the participants came from different experiences. Thanks to a specific survey distributed at the end of the two days we were able to collect their own goals and expectations. Students in archaeology avoided to be interested in developing their archaeological awareness and knowledge through the experimental experience of the entire metal production process; the only teacher present confessed the need to create new involving activities for his school class (of teenagers) for the study of history; the persons working in museum’s staff were first of all interested in increasing their ability in presentation for the public; two private participants wanted to enhance their own ability.
In general the experience met their expectations for the good organization, the professionalism of the staff-teachers and the own hands-on experience. They agreed all about the possibility that they get to really touch materials and create tools and objects.

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