No grownups – Donatello Guided tours self-managed by teens for teens

From 13 April 2022

To 22 June 2022

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • 4th Wednesday of the month

No grownups is a new project that is part of Plurals, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi’s PCTO (Pathways for Transversal Skills and Guidance) scheme for upper secondary school students. The project is produced in conjunction with students from the Liceo Ernesto Balducci in Pontassieve who have been training on the exhibition content and on ways of involving visitors every week since January.

Starting in April the students will be conducting six tours of the Donatello, the Renaissance exhibition for visitors of their own age group, illustrating the great Renaissance master’s art from their own point of view.

No grownups offers direct peer-to-peer experience of art without mediation on the part of either schools or museum educators.

Over the past two years a whole generation of adolescents have spent a large part of their time having to cope with distance learning and a lot of their experience has taken place in the home. In response to this situation they have developed a strong desire for independence coupled with the need to create moments to get together with people of their own age in order to share the experience of art live, in real time.

No grownups is an experiment triggered by a debate with upper secondary school teachers at a Teachers’ Table organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi as a moment of dialogue with the world of education.

Activities comply with government regulations currently in force to contain the spread of  COVID-19.

Activity in Italian only. Reservations are required. Places are limited.
Activities are free of charge, the cost is included in the price of admission to the exhibition.


Above: photo Giulia Del Vento