“Manipolarte” Educational Laboratory

Since 2001, the Ceramics of Tuscia Museum has made available an Educational Laboratory open to the public where young visitors can participate in activities such as clay manipulation and ceramic decoration.
The Laboratory is equipped with all necessary equipment to conduct theoretical and practical exercises, as well as a small library with books relating to ceramics and a “Shard library”.


In 2004, the Laboratory introduced special teaching methods which promote guided play as a tool for learning, resulting in the creation of its own project: “Manipolarte”.

“Manipolarte” is an educational workshop aimed at promoting the local museum heritage among young people and enhancing their understanding of the historical and technological aspects relating to ceramic production in our territory.


It adopts the “Giocare con l’Arte” learning method developed by Bruno Munari at the Educational Laboratory of the International Museum of Ceramics of Faenza.

The workshop sessions are divided into theoretical-practical activities aimed at stimulating learning and creativity through games involving clay manipulation and ceramic decoration under the guidance of experts.


This way, children can gradually become accustomed to “soils” and materials. They have the opportunity to create, design, and improve their ability to observe reality and reinterpret it with their own hands, using all five senses to express their emotions naturally in a positive atmosphere.


Bruno Munari

Educational activities

Le attività manipolative e didattico-ludiche di Manipolarte sono state formulate per permettere agli studenti di essere coinvolti in piacevoli esperienze che stimolano l’apprendimento e la creatività per andare alla scoperta della collezione del Museo della Ceramica della Tuscia, delle sue particolarità e far conoscere la storia della città di Viterbo.

To reserve your place for the free educational activities, please fill in the booking form selecting the type of educational activity you want to participate in and send it by email to museoceramicatuscia@fondazionecarivit.it.