Treasure Hunt for Documents!
How are memories handed down? The Pirelli Historical Archive tells us 150 years of history!
For children to take an interest in historical sources, it is essential to show how a historical archive can be an inexhaustible source of stories, pictures and new worlds waiting to be discovered. Through readings, videos, practical activities and original documents, the students will find clues that help them reconstruct the history of Pirelli, which has been closely intertwined with the development of Milan and yet also very much with an eye on the international dimension, ever since the first factory opened abroad in 1902. The children will learn to read and catalogue the various types of document and they will collect them in an archive folder to keep. This will take them on a journey through not only the physical but also the virtual historical archive, for they will also examine digitised documents and go on a virtual tour of the Pirelli Foundation.