Within the directly planned and promoted exhibition activities as well as those resulting from collaborative relationships, and scientific projects, CSAR constantly develops and reassesses innovative educational programmes for museums and exhibition venues. Educational projects represent a core activity of the Centre’s public engagement programme and have established themselves in the professional art community.

Ca’rte lab

Ca'rte lab promotes on regular basis events, workshops and educational programmes addressed at families and children aged between 6 and 10 years.

The working methodology is based on an integrated approach, which takes into account the perception of the art world by the young participants.
The main purpose is to involve them in creative activities inspired by the exhibition display and contents.

Cultural Mediators

The "Cultural Mediators" project/program was launched in 2009 and has been ever since reviewed and updated on regular basis.
Cultural mediators are competent actors within an exhibition space, who react and reply to the visitors questions, hence developing among them an interactive relation to the works on show.
Cultural mediation has proved to be an essential and productive experience for both visitors and the involved students.
The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage regularly publishes calls addressed to students from the humanities and the related study fields.
The selected students receive a specific training targeted at enhancing their skills of interaction with the public at large, fostering leadership and personal initiative.
The project's main objective is to help create the conditions for a dynamic and productive perception of the artworks by visitors.

80% of the projects are carried out in partnership with some of the leading museums and institutions in Venice and Veneto:

  • Fondazione Biennale di Venezia
  • Venice Pavilion (Biennale, Giardini)
  • Comune di Venezia
  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi
  • Fondazione MUVE
  • Fondazione Prada
  • Fondazione Querini Stampalia
  • Fondazione di Venezia - Casa dei Tre Oci
  • Fondazione Pinault (Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana)
  • Gallerie d’Italia, Vicenza, Palazzo Leoni Montanari

CSAR Internship

The Сentre for Studies in Russian Art gives to Ca' Foscari students the opportunity to carry out internships by taking an active part in the Centre's initiatives. Students will have the chance to co-organize cultural events, contributing to all the stages of the “making of” process, including communication, proofreading and editing of texts, cataloging and archiving data and collectibles.

Curatorial Traineeship

The Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR) has launched a curatorial traineeship activity called "Curatorial Traineeship", in which students will actively participate in the implementation of the exhibition projects organized for 2024 by CSAR.

The curatorial trainees will assist the scientific secretariat and the curators' assistants in all phases of the realisation of the exhibitions. 

The activities will be divided into 6 thematic areas related to different exhibition events:

  • Setting up and Registrar
  • Graphic design and Catalogue
  • Press office, Communication and Social media
  • Educational
  • Collateral activities
  • Project management