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FANTASTICAL ANIMALS: ART IS EMOTION!

The school year is now over, and almost two hundred children in seven Italian cities (Rome, Turin, Lecce, Milan, Verona, Bologna and Fermo) had the opportunity to experience the enormous wealth of art and creativity thanks to the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy.

Throughout the 2022/23 school year, the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, through AICODS, supported seven classes of the Mus-e project, a charity that has been combating educational poverty for almost thirty years through high-level art courses in Italian state schools.

This year’s workshops focused on the theme of “fantastical animals” – those that spring from the children’s imagination, but also those that originate from legends and various cultural traditions… It was really interesting to discover how the artists were able to explore this theme together with the children in various fields, from heraldry (in Lecce) to Indian traditions (in Turin), the journey was really rich and intense.

After a long time, and at long last without restrictions, the end-of-year open lesson was held in each city, involving parents in a participatory exchange. In the city of Turin, on 19 May, HRH the Prince of Piedmont and Venice Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and the Piedmont Delegation of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy led by Cav. Gr. Cr. Nob. Carlo Buffa dei Conti di Perrero were present, while in Milan, Fermo and Rome the open lessons were attended by representatives of their respective Delegations. They were beautiful moments, at times intense, in which the children, visibly moved in front of their audience, showed the work they had been doing for an entire year, involving the spectators with music, dance and drawings.

During the gala luncheon organised by the Piedmont Delegation in favour of Mus-e, HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto took the opportunity to remind us how fundamental art is for the children’s growth and education, especially for those who do not have the opportunity to cultivate a love of beauty because they are disadvantaged by less favourable social conditions.

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