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Explora is Italy’s first private non-profit Children’s Museum. Explora hosts schools and families each year and offers educational activities and workshops on subjects such as Science, New Technologies, Environment, Art and Research, supporting culture and knowledge. The Museum offers children an opportunity to play, experiment and learn in the field as well as occasions for socialisation and education; it also promotes the development of children’s cognitive and emotional capacities. The informal approach, learning by doing, allows planning activities based on hands-on learning that let children learn by doing and develop observation skills through exciting and amusing experiences, designed for all age groups.

Toilet Arts

Toilets for Future

The Explora AAA Festival will take place on November 20th, the International Children’s Day. This is a big event for the Museum and all families attending workshops and activities that will open up the new toilet facilities implemented for the AAA project.

A free-admission day dedicated to the environment and sustainability that will see the participation of artist Cristina Damiani and the Mook, during the refurbishing works of toilets at Explora and two schools through a joint design effort with students.

The choice made by the Museum for the A.A.A. project was to add artistic value to the public toilet facilities of the Museum. Toilet Art focuses on:

  • Accessibility : making public toilet facilities an inclusive place;
  • Play – Sociality – Sharing : common spaces usually considered for private use with a specific focus on hands washing, a social moment that can turn into food for thought on water recycling;
  • Enviroment sustainability – Environmental Resources – Power Savings: in line with the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • Interaction between mankind and nature: through the study of human actions on water in nature.

The works in the toilet facilities of the Museum will consist of a graphic part for walls, upholstery, doors and mirrors, and a material part with shapes applied to walls or ceiling.

Graphic design shapes will be about fluids, specifically about water and its cycle, and geometric patterns based on simplicity.

A series of workshops for children, designed and developed by the Explora educational team and focused on science, sustainability and the environment, will also be in place. The workshops will be available to visiting families on the launching day, but they will also be part of the new curriculum for schools in 2012-2022

News from Explora’s activities

Toilet art goes to school!

Thanks to the AAA project, the interventions in the two toilets of the Malvano and Zandonai schools of the I.C. Petrassi in Rome have been completed: a process that began thanks to a meeting between students and artists that allowed to explore the theme of…

AQUAE! World Water Day 2022

Explora participates at the event “AQUAE! World Water Day 2022” where is going to  presents the European  project “AAA. Accessible Art for All” The event promoted by the University of Rome Foro Italico and by the Italian Society of Hygiene is held in Rome in…

Sea cleaning creatures – AAA Festival in Rome

From Friday 19th to Sunday, November 21st, Explora is host to the AAA Festival: three days to illustrate “Accessible Art for All”, the European project that made it possible to bring works of art to unusual places, such as toilet facilities at Explora, by turning them into works…

Eureka!

There is a space at home, the toilet, where everyone can think, muse, read, and have even creative intuitions. No wonder you will soon find out that a bathroom was even instrumental to state one of the most important theorems known in physics: the hydrostatic…

My bathroom is full of rats!

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Ancient Rome: more customs, fewer traditions

“Excuse me, where is the toilet?”.  An embarrassing question in contemporary society that elected the toilet as a home sanctuary. Yet, this was not always the case. Archaeology and some research into the history and art tell us about a taboo that was widely overcome…

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