The "Latin School" today
The Scuola Latina (Latin School) is a local culture centre opened in 2006 and run by the Association "Amici della Scuola latina" (Friends of the Latin School) which deals mainly with:
- > material culture (traditional crafts, everyday life)
> minority languages (Occitan, French)
- preserve the memory of the life on the mountains (settlements and activities of the inhabitants, use of the territory, social and institutional relationships,
language and communication, history and culture, etc.);
- to make people think about the links past-present-future, based on the study, the research and close examination of the local culture.
The Scuola Latina belongs to the Ecomuseum of Mines and Germanasca Valley and to the Museum System of the Waldensian Valleys; It is also the seat of the Language Counter for the protection of the local minority languages (Occitan and French).
The permanent exhibition "The old crafts" with the miniatures of the "Ferrero's Collection"
The Patouà Library, named after Professor Arturo Genre, for the collection of texts and to develop the knowledge of the local Occitan.
A Multimedia Centre named after Guido Baret, to be used to deepen topics concerning material and Occitan culture e for school workshops.
A Meeting Room, named after Professor Teofilo G. Pons, for conferences, workshops, debates, courses, projections, open to the population and to the cooperation with other cultural associations.