Force Coppersmiths’ Museum
The museum was founded 15 years ago, in 2005. In the late 60s though, in Force, it used to be organized an annual copper and wrought iron exhibition. The Ramai di Force Museum, located in the underground of Palazzo Canestrari, was opened to the public to preserve and to be the testimony of these ancient traditions.
The current exhibition is aimed to show the quality of the copper manufactures, of the techniques used to create utensils and what they were made for.
The collection includes many tools used in daily life like stills (dialect: tamburlà) used to produce a local spirit called mistrà.
The Ramai di Force Museum arranges educational activities for children and teenagers, to let them learn more about their history and customs through the local manufactures. Teachers and artisans of the museum have the goal to organize workshops in order to attract interest; they want this new generation to become aware of the cultural and artistic fortune they inherited, also by letting children and teenagers free to use their creativity. They will be able to test new materials, to use different techniques and tools, to learn by creating.
For info and bookings (guided visits and workshops) contact us.
Cu quadro is a workshop about copper for children from 3 to 12 years old.
The lab is dedicated to the use and the study of this material, through the examination of a thin copper sheet. The children will be able to work with this new material by rediscovering and practising this ancient craft.
The legend of Boro
The Legend of Boro is a team game for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Children will discover more about the museum, the craftsmanship and Force; they will be following Boro’s tracks, an old gipsy, who is thought to be the one who introduced the copper processing and manufacturing in the village of Force.