The Virtual Artistic Museum (VAM) is an innovative technological and digital environment that aims to spread and support applied knowledge on the educational dimension of the visual and performing arts, with particular reference to the training of future kindergarten and primary schools teachers.
It creates virtual exhibition itineraries to valorise the multiple artistic expressions and the related educational experiences. It includes the active participation of primary school students, teachers, educators, and artists, who are directly involved in the design and implementation of quality educational experiences.
VAM is structured in two areas.
The Exhibition Area is mainly addressed to future teachers, who can design and set up virtual exhibitions in the white rooms dedicated to visual and performing art in didactic contexts.
A white room is a personal and empty space where students' creativity is encouraged. In this environment, students, both individually and in groups, set up their own digital exhibition using resources such as images, videos, audio files, etc. with which it is possible to put together contents to write original stories.
Each student becomes a designer in search of new meanings and interpretations of the artistic heritage; what users do is a research, which starts from their personal experiences in formal and informal, real and digital, contexts, to get to the construction of original creations.
The Documentation Area is mainly addressed to teachers and educators and focuses on the collection of best practices and didactic experiences, which have been previously collected in a repository. These experiences are about the visual and performing arts and are carried out by artists, teachers and future teachers in kindergardens and primary schools.
The documentation of educational experiences aims at sharing and enhancing quality educational experiences, to testify what has been achieved. It is still a training practice for all those who are engaged in the educational field and are always looking for new inputs for reflection and improvement of the practices themselves.
VAM is accessible here