What is PInAC?
PInAC (Pinacoteca Internazionale dell’età evolutiva Aldo CIbaldi) is a dynamic international museum that collects, studies and promotes the expressivity of children. The historic collection is unique of its kind in Italy and Europe and stands as an ideal bridge between children and peoples of the entire world. Founded by Aldo Cibaldi in the 1950s, today it contains over 7.500 artworks from 71 countries.
PInAC's collection is alive: the artworks exhibited from its archives portray the emotions, thoughts and hopes of thousands of children. They also foster the reciprocal knowledge amongst people while respecting everyone’s rights and artistic and cultural diversity. It is a collection that keeps growing and welcomes the expressive language of ‘electronic paintbrushes’ offered by digital technologies.
PInAC is a centre for creative experimentation that supports the rights to art and expression for all children and interested adults. It collaborates with artists, pedagogists, philosophers, teachers and students from different education levels within an integrated educational system.
It collects, studies and catalogues the artwork realized by children, in collaboration with schools, institutions and associations interested in disseminating the visual culture produced in childhood and its vision of the world.
It sets up thematic exhibitions and events in collaboration with public and private bodies in order to increase the appreciation of the historic collection and to deepen the critical discourse around childhood expression.
It promotes children’s and young adults' approach to art and to creative expression through creative programmes devised by artists.
It designs training programmes for teachers and educators in the areas of aesthetic and intercultural education.
It organizes events and workshops for families, parents and adults who are willing to cultivate the joy of creative expression at every age and to get closer to different art forms.
It welcomes visitors with specific access needs, making its exhibition and initiatives accessible to people with disabilities.