Museum Mission Statement
The Civic Museum of the Giara Horse in Genoni aims to invest its resources and energy in search of opportunities and channels of communication that build a dialogue with the people of the local area, in an endeavour to promote and exhibit local history, demonstrating its intricate relationship with the greater cultural world. It also aims to highlight the inherent characteristics – symbolic, ritual, linguistic and material – of different human manifestations.
The Museum thus recognizes both the potential of the local community as a resource, and the benefits to be gained from organizing a service aimed at promoting activities within the social sphere.
Furthermore, the Museum understands the importance of the role it plays in the exchange of culture; true to its thematic and museum-based nature, it actively participates in the culture and growth of the town of Genoni by acting as a hub of social interest, offering a stimulus for reflections on the quality of life. Additionally, it serves as an active centre and driving force for educational projects, and for debates on issues concerning identity, diversity and a sense of belonging.
The Civic Museum of the Giara Horse addresses all citizens indiscriminately and aims to:
-contribute towards the development and growth of its local community and area
-participate, as far as is concerned, in events and projects involving the civil and cultural growth of its social context
-contribute to the moral debate both on the quality of life, and on the relationship between historical and cultural memory and identity
-promote cultural growth in general, together with reading, focusing on young age groups in particular
Furthermore, the Museum places particular emphasis on the value of socialisation, the importance of re-establishing a healthy balance between consumption, exploitation of resources and dexterity, and the use of knowledge of local history as a key instrument for creating future opportunities for both individuals and the community as a whole.
To meet these targets, the Museum takes into consideration:
-the quality of its services and organization, both as an ethically correct code of conduct, and as a pledge of responsibility towards its public
-the attention to public opinion and participation as a decisive factor both during planning and operations
-the rights of users as a central element in cultural and organizational activities
-easy access to knowledge, communication and information to emphasize the Museum’s importance as a quality public service
-the respect for the environment and awareness-raising for responsible environmental management practices