FROM ATHENS TODAY
An extraordinary exhibition, the only one in Italy that deals with the Olympic Games. The history of the Modern Olympics is one of the most exciting and fascinating experiences in man’s history. The exhibition will host not only most of the equipment used in the competitions but also the equipment used by the athletes during their training sessions in the gym.
Visitors will be able to see and touch the objects that contribute to the conquest of records, challenging themselves with advanced technological equipment, competing inside the museum itself.
The exposition proposes different thematic sections which illustrate the botanic, faunistic, geologic and anthropic aspects of the territory. Suggestive dioramas, modern instruments of museum education, show three-dimensionally splits of the territory, the forest, the plateaux of the Jars and the environments in which humans interact with nature. The fidelity of the reproductions allows us to appreciate the ecosystems and to involve visitors in the educational activities of the museum.
The botanic pavilion is divided into three subsections: the mycological collection, the xylotheque and the herbarium, through which you get to find out how a plant works, how they form a fruit and many other secrets of the vegetable world. Botanical, three-dimensional models and drawings offer a different approach to the basic concepts of botany represented in the panels rich of images which illustrate the aspects of vegetation typical of the territory.
The path is opened by scale reconstruction of a prenuraghic dwelling. Inside, well visible, the complete domestic equipment: the minor tools, made by stone, wood, bone, ceramic and metal. Next, a series of acclimatized reproductions of the monumental scenery of those times: Domus de Janas, Tombs of the giants, the well temples and the nuraghic complex of Genna Maria.
It offers a slice of country life in Marmilla during the first half of last century as seen through the eyes of its protagonists: the peasants of that time. It is a disenchanted reconnaissance about their thoughts and their hopes, on the works and days of lives consumed by fatigue and uncertainty.
GIOGUS ANTIGUS – ANCIENT SARDINIAN TOYS
The museum displays a valuable collection composed of over 200 different toys of Sardinian tradition, handmade with rasojas and decorated with fire by a skillful craftsman. It is a way to describe the values and roles in daily life of the past.
The educational projects which enrich and complete the visit to the Museum are articulated in half-day and whole-day projects. Each of them is targeted to different age brackets and includes different educational goals. An important aspect, common to all projects, is the ludic one. In fact, we want to consider both the educational merits of the game than aggregative and creative as well as to stimulate curiosity.