The MUSLI – Museum of Schools and Children's Books
The MUSLI - Museum of School and Children's Books , located in the heart of Turin , is the main emanation of the Tancredi di Barolo Foundation , which also animates the Study Centre, the International Library of Youth Literature and the Archive, and which it is linked to the pedagogical initiatives promoted in the first half of the nineteenth century by the Marquises of Barolo.
The MUSLI - Museum of School and Children's Books is an evocative, enchanted journey into the world of school and children's books between the 19th and 20th centuries and offers two visit itineraries: the School Route and the Book Route.
The School Path between desks, pens and various teaching materials, without forgetting the gaming aspect, allows you to approach the illustrious pedagogical and editorial tradition of the city of Turin and the Piedmont Region in an engaging and direct way. The exhibition is spread over four floors and is located in a wing of Palazzo Barolo where it is possible to visit, among other things: the Heart Book Room, the Laughing School, the early twentieth century nursery school, a entirely dedicated to the figure of De Amicis .
The Book Route, on the other hand, is dedicated to the history of children's literature . The itinerary highlights the rich international historical collection of books, original drawings and games dating back to between the eighteenth century and the mid-twentieth century and preserved in the Archives and Library of the Tancredi Foundation of Barolo . Among animated and pop-up books, precious historical editions and interactive multimedia stations, the route offers a truly enchanted journey to discover children's books from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: a journey into the past but with an eye towards the future, through a constant connection between the historical heritage of children's publishing and the potential of new multimedia solutions. The visit to the MUSLI is completed with the proposal of multiple laboratory activities aimed at deepening the themes addressed in the two museum itineraries.