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Engaging and educating children through theatre in a museum - OpenArch Conference, Archeon 2013

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Engaging and educating children through theatre in a museum - OpenArch Conference, Archeon 2013

  1. 1. Yvonne Kuhfus actress, playwriter and stagedirector Engaging and educating children through theatre in a museum
  2. 2. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  3. 3. Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
  4. 4. Singermuseum Laren
  5. 5. Wallraf-Richartz Museum Cologne
  6. 6. Theatre is the most effective way to educate children about art What kind of theatre Learning styles Acquisition Challenges
  7. 7. What kind of theatre is possible in a museum? Historical reenactment Participatory theatre Teachers in role Theatre lessons Theatre play in auditorium Theatrical tour
  8. 8. Van Gogh Museum “ Augusta” Theatrical tour for schools age 6-9
  9. 9. First a museum lesson...
  10. 10. Learning styles Concrete experience (doing) Reflective observation (watching) Abstract conceptualization (thinking) Active experimentation (feeling) Most important :they have fun!!
  11. 11. Rijksmuseum “The girl with no name” Theatrical tour age 6-9 Holiday event
  12. 12. “The girl with no name” Theatrical tour Rijksmuseum
  13. 13. The challenges ... Different departments with different goals Failing technique Annoying parents An audience of only 2 children... IMPROVISE and be FLEXIBLE!!!!
  14. 14. Publicity! Press Website with film Mailing Calling schools flyers
  15. 15. “Een rare kwast” Singermuseum Laren Theatrical tour for schools age 9-12
  16. 16. “ Een rare kwast” Theatrical tour in the Singer Museum
  17. 17. “ a museum is not boring at all!”
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention

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