Travelling through the museums of Europe without moving from Venice!
Grand Tour means hospitality, exchange, opening, revision, sharing. Grand Tour, like the journey of discovery through Italy undertaken by young travellers in the eighteenth century, is an opportunity for training and growth through the sharing of knowledge, experiences, ideas and objectives among the museums and institution of Europe. For this to happen, each year, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana invite an Italian or European museum to present its education services. The host institution has carte-blanche in presenting its most significant educational activities (workshops, games, events, lessons etc), planning them on this one occasion with the Pinault Collection.
Grand Tour 2017
From Friday 24 to Monday 27 November 2017
After Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, is the guest of the third edition and is invited to organise talks and workshops for the Venetian public.
The Centre Pompidou has organised four days of round tables, special guided tours, a sculpture workshop with artist Dale Murdock involving hundreds of kilograms of sand, and a talk by Jean-Yves Jouannais, author of Les Barrages de sable. Traité de castellologie littorale (Paris: Grasset, 2014).
Grand Tour 2016
The second edition of Grand Tour took place at Punta della Dogana on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, 2016, on the occasion of the last weekend of the exhibition "Accrochage".
The Education Department of Palazzo Strozzi, a Florentine museum, organised different educational activities conceived for various types of public: teenagers, students, children, teachers, guides, people with Alzheimer's Disease, art lovers...
Grand Tour 2014
The first edition of Grand Tour took place in December 2014. The Foundation Re Rebaudengo in Turin was the first guest.
The education department of the Foundation organized two open days of talks and activities aimed at education staff, museum guides, teachers and young visitors!