From Thursday 10 March, the exhibition "Colori e Immagini della Scienza. L'arte della ricerca scientifica" (Colours and images of science. The art of scientific research), set up in the evocative rooms of the Museo della Grafica (Municipality of Pisa, University of Pisa).
Organized by the Pisa section of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the University of Pisa, Museo della Grafica, European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), National Institute of Optics (INO) of the CNR, under the patronage of the Municipality of Pisa and the Department of Physics of the University of Pisa, and with the support of the associations Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics and Ricerca Fondamentale in Fisica, the exhibition is part of a cycle of 12 exhibitions to be held in as many Italian cities as part of the 2020-2022 edition of the Art&Science Across Italy project for schools.
The two-year project is organised by the INFN in collaboration with CERN in Geneva and aims to introduce girls and boys to the world of science using the language of art.
The exhibition brings together around 80 works by 250 students from a number of Tuscan high schools: Liceo Scientifico Ulisse Dini and Liceo Scientifico Filippo Buonarroti in Pisa, Liceo Classico Scientifico XXV Aprile in Pontedera and Liceo Statale Francesco Cecioni in Livorno, which have been taking part in the third edition of the Art&Science project since 2020.
The inauguration event, organised with the technical collaboration of the University of Pisa's Multimedia Centre, will be held online on Friday 11 March at 12.00 noon on the University Museum System's YouTube channel "Video Sma Unipi" at the following link: http://call.unipi.it/artericerca
Each work was inspired by a scientific topic, ranging from physics to geology, and was created following a series of seminars and meetings with researchers held last year.
The most significant works in the exhibition will be awarded prizes on 23 March during an event at the Pisa INFN section in Largo Bruno Pontecorvo.
The winning works will be included in the national exhibition and competition, which will be held at the MANN - National Archaeological Museum in Naples from 13 to 30 May. The authors of the works considered most significant in the national exhibition will be guests at CERN for a master's degree on the relationship between art and science in September 2022.
More than 5600 students are taking part in the 2020-2022 edition of Art&Science Across Italy, from 140 schools in 10 regions, where the project is coordinated by researchers from INFN sections and local universities. The students have created a total of about 1000 works that will be displayed in 12 exhibitions in the cities participating in the project.
Art&Science Across Italy:
Art&Science Across Italy is a two-year project aimed at male and female students in classes III, IV and V of high schools with the aim of involving them in the world of scientific research, combining the languages of science with those of art and meeting different individual aptitudes and interests. Since the first edition, the project has involved more than 10,000 students from all over Italy and from 12 Italian regions.
The project has three phases. The first is an educational phase in which seminars, workshops and visits to museums and laboratories are organised. The second phase involves the creation of artistic works by students inspired by the scientific topics covered in the lessons. Finally, the works created are exhibited and awarded in regional exhibitions and the most significant are collected in the national exhibition, the final event of each edition. The 20 winners of the national competition are then invited to attend a master's course on the relationship between art and science at INFN laboratories or CERN.
Information on the exhibition Colours and Images of Science. The art of scientific research
The exhibition is open to the public at the Museo della Grafica, Lungarno Galileo Galilei 9, Pisa.
From 10 to 25 March 2022
Monday: weekly closure
Tuesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reservation is recommended at https://museodellagrafica.sma.unipi.it/prenota-online/
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