“What beautiful drawings!” exclaimed Mary Poppins, looking admiringly at the fruit. “Help yourself!” replied the Matchstick Man magnanimously. And, to the children's great surprise, Mary Poppins bent down, picked up a plum and bit into it”. P.L. Travers' words, and the drawing that accompanies them, give us an idea of the emotional itinerary of wonders proposed by Camusac: an ambitious museum project which seems designed to allow visitors, particularly children and young people, to come into direct contact with the pieces on display and to sample them, enjoy them and absorb them. A path that winds from the large garden dotted with sculptures and installations to the old warehouses – restored by the Longo family, who wished to create a museum for the community – and the immaculate, elegant spaces which host a permanent collection of 200 works of contemporary art, in addition to various high-profile international visiting exhibitions.
A living art, which questions, challenges and stimulates the mind and senses. A museum where creativity arises from the contact between the various disciplines and approaches and goes viral in an open space which allows children to engage with the work on display, thanks also to the commitment and passion of its young curators, committed supporters of this dynamic approach: Tommaso Evangelista, 32, historian and art critic, Martina Canale, 25, an art historian with an internship in the European project Garanzia Giovani, and Valentina Di Raimo, 36, archaeologist, together with the artistic direction of Bruno Corà. Their goal? To make a decisive educational impact on the area, with the support of the University of Cassino and the Academy of Fine Arts of Frosinone, which organise educational placements. They have a wealth of ideas for encouraging creativity and a visual grammar: photo workshops, workshops for children, exhibitions of young talent, showcases of children's work. A teaching of wonder and a potent cultural engine for Southern Lazio.
The story of Camusac has been written by Elisabetta Flumeri and Gabriella Giacometti, writers.
Tommaso Evangelista, 32 anni, storico e critico d'arte; Martina Canale, 25 anni, storica dell'arte con un internship del progetto europeo Garanzia Giovani; Valentina Di Raimo, 36 anni, archeologa; il tutto con il supporto della direzione artistica di Bruno Corà.
Camusac is an ambitious museum project which seems designed to allow visitors, particularly children and young people, to come into direct contact with the pieces on display and to sample them, enjoy them and absorb them. Among its curators: Tommaso Evangelista, 32 years old, Martina Canale, 25 years old and Valentina Di Raimo, 36 years old.