THE JOURNEY BACK AND FORTH How to involve children in the process of staging a children’s exhibition?
GÖRAN BJÖRNBERGHEAD OF TOUR PRODUCTION AND PEDAGOGYRIKSUTSTÄLLNINGAR/SWEDISH TRAVELLING EXHIBITIONS Soap Box engage Nottingham 2010
Swedish TravellingExhibitions National agencyEstablished 1965 Social and geographicalequality Based in Gotland since 2008
Swedish TravellingExhibitions Main target today
Swedish TravellingExhibitions to develop the exhibition mediumBy producingtravellingexhibitions and educations
THE JOURNEY BACK AND FORTH An exhibition for childrenabout the Prehistoric age, the present and the future! An expedition intoprehistory and futureinviting to play and fantasy! An exhibitionstimulatingmostsenses and supporting different learningstyles! An exhibitionwherechildren´s fantasy meets science and contemporary art! A collaborationprojectbetween STE and Historiska Museet (The Museum of National Antiquities)
Aims of the exhibition To develop the medium of the exhibition by the use of ADVISORS, a group of four boys and three girls aged 8-11 years, being involved from the start of the exhibition process. The exhibition should enhance and respect the children’s view point in every aspect of the process. By letting children meet professional producers, technicians, artists and designers, as well as educational staff at an early stage in the process, the children will influence the final result.
The exhibition’s point of departure is THE JOURNEY – time travels, journeys of exploration, imagination trips- to inspire children to use their inventiveness and imagination.